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Deadly Attack In Southwest Pakistan

A teenage girl has been killed and 15 other people injured in a bomb blast in the southwestern Pakistani city of Quetta.

Police told RFE/RL’s Radio Mashaal that the bomb was planted in a rickshaw on Saryab Road.

The bombing apparently targeted vehicles of the paramilitary Frontier Corps.

The wounded included three soldiers of the Frontier Corps.

No group has claimed the responsibility for the attack.

Quetta is the capital of Baluchistan Province that borders Iran and Afghanistan.

The province sees chronic violence, with sectarian extremist, Islamist militant, separatist, and criminal groups all operating in the impoverished province.

In the eastern city of Lahore, gunmen opened fire late on March 28 on a car carrying a journalist who frequently criticizes the Taliban, killing the driver.

Early this month, Ahrarul Hind, a little-known insurgent group, claimed responsibility for a bombing that killed at least 10 people in Quetta.
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    RFE/RL's Radio Mashaal

    Radio Mashaal was launched in January 2010 in order to counter a growing number of Islamic extremist radio stations in Pakistan's Northwest Frontier Province (now Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Province) and the Federally Administered Tribal Areas along the border with Afghanistan.