Thursday, May 23, 2013

Roadside bomb kills 13 in southwest Pakistan

A roadside bomb killed 11 security personnel and two civilians on Thursday in southwestern Pakistan where separatist rebels have for decades been battling to control the region's natural gas and other resources.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the bomb in the city of Quetta. It was planted in a three-wheeled auto-rickshaw and blew up as a truck carrying the security men passed by.

Sixteen people were wounded and the death toll could rise, said police in the city, which is capital of Baluchistan province.