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Bombings Kill 53, Injure 140 In Pakistan

PUBLISHED BY: SURENDER KUMAR
JULY 02, 2013

   
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At least 53 people have been killed and nearly 140 injured in bomb attacks in Pakistan. The mishaps also include a deadly suicide bombing in Quetta. At least 17 people, including four children, were killed and nearly 50 injured when a powerful remote-controlled bomb targeted a security forces convoy near a busy market in northwest Pakistan. The blast, an IED explosion, targeted the convoy of Frontier Corps, which was on way to Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s capital Peshawar but narrowly missed it.


 

In the deadliest attack, two bomb blasts near a Shiite mosque killed at least 29 people in the southwestern city of Quetta. The suspected suicide bombing near Abu Talib Imambargah in Shiite-majority Hazara also injured over 70 persons. In South Waziristan, a rocket attack killed 4 people and injured 15 while in the North Waziristan tribal region, a roadside bomb killed 3 security personnel. According to police, the bomb was planted in a car and triggered when the convoy was passing through Peshawar. No group has claimed responsibility for the attack so far.



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