One dead, 10 hurt in Pakistan motorcycle blast

One person was killed and 10 others injured when a bomb attached to a motorcycle exploded near a police checkpoint in south-west Pakistan, an official said today.

One person was killed and 10 others injured when a bomb attached to a motorcycle exploded near a police checkpoint in south-west Pakistan, an official said today.

Senior police official Wazir Khan Nasir said the device was detonated by remote-control in Quetta, the capital of Baluchistan province.

Mr Nasir said most of the victims were civilians and that at least two of the wounded are in a serious condition.

No group immediately claimed responsibility for the attack, but the province has long been the scene of a low-level insurgency involving Baluch nationalist groups.

Islamist militants, including the al-Qaida-affiliated group Lashkar-e-Jhangvi, also operate in Baluchistan.

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