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Landmine blast kills six in southwestern Pakistan

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

Islamabad, Jan 25,IRNA -- At least six people, including three children and two women, were killed when a roadside landmine hit a passenger coach in Pakistan restive southwestern Balochistan province on Wednesday, an official said.

Five others people were also injured in the blast occurred in Dera Bugti area, around 350 kilometers east of Quetta, District Coordination Office Abdul Samad Lasi told Geo television.

No one claimed responsibility for the attack but Mr Lasi held an anti-government nationalist group responsible for the attack.

He said that Bugti tribe had planted landmine in the area to restrict the movement of the people and one of the landmines hit the passenger coach.

The authorities are facing a lot problem due to landmines, he said adding that private militia of the chief of Bugti tribe Nawab Akbar Bugti had also established a camp to shelter criminals.

He said the security forces have dismantled the camp.

He said that all those killed in the blast were civilians.

Lasi said that no one has yet been arrested in connection with the blast.

He said security forces have been deployed for the safety of the roads gas pipeline in the area.


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