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Pakistan Blasts Kill Vendor

June 6, 1998

KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) _ A vegetable vendor selling his goods from an open cart was killed Saturday and 12 people were wounded in a series of explosions in the southern city of Hyderabad, according to police.

No one claimed responsibility, but police suspect extremists from a Sindh nationalist movement who had called a general strike to protest a recent assassination attempt on their leader.

Five hand grenades or small bombs exploded in several parts of the city. A 60-year-old man selling vegetables in the open-air market died and four people were wounded by the same device, according to police. Eight people were wounded in the other four attacks.

Activists of the Jeay Sindh movement, which wants more autonomy and economic development for the Sindh province, also demonstrated in Karachi, the provincial capital 100 miles southwest of Hyderabad.

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