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Bomb Kills 1, Wounds 8 in Pakistan

October 28, 2006

QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) _ A bomb on a bicycle exploded near a market in southwestern Pakistan on Saturday, killing at least one person and wounding eight, an official said.

It was not clear who was behind the attack in a commercial area of Quetta, the capital of southwestern Baluchistan province. Manzoor Kakar, a deputy mayor, said police were still investigating.

``The bomb was attached to a bicycle that was parked in front of a shopping plaza,″ he said.

Police official Mohammed Anwar said the bomb also damaged several vehicles and shops, and the scene was strewn with blood, pieces of clothing and wreckage of the bicycle that carried the bomb.

Baluchistan has been the scene of scores of bomb explosions and rocket attacks in recent years, most blamed on ethnic Baluch nationalists, who are angry at the government’s military and economic development plans for the province.

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