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Twin Blasts In Pakistan's Restive Balochistan Kill Four People


Balochistan, which borders Afghanistan and Iran, has been the scene of a long-running insurgency, with various separatist groups staging attacks, mainly on Pakistani security forces. (file photo)

Pakistani authorities say four people have been killed in twin blasts in the volatile Balochistan Province in the country’s southwest.

Eight others were wounded when two improvised explosive devices went off near a village tube well in the Madani area of the Dera Bugti district late on January 28.

Three of those killed in the explosions were security personnel and the fourth victim was a local tribal elder, officials said on January 29.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack.

The twin blasts come days after 10 Pakistani soldiers were killed in a militant attack on a security post in Balochistan’s Kech district.

Local separatist group, the Balochistan Liberation Front, claimed responsibility for the attack that took place overnight from January 25 into January 26.

Balochistan, which borders Afghanistan and Iran, has been the scene of a long-running insurgency, with various separatist groups staging attacks, mainly on security forces. The separatists demand independence from the central government in Islamabad.

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