Pakistani Taleban suicide bomber kills 7

QUETTA: A Pakistani Taleban suicide bomber rammed a car into a police truck in the southwestern city of Quetta yesterday, killing at least seven people, police said. The attack killed five police officials and two passers-by on the outskirts of the city of Quetta, police chief Abdur Razzaq Cheema said. He said 22 people were wounded, eight of them critically. Sarfraz Bugti, the home minister of Baluchistan province, of which Quetta is capital said: “It was a suicide blast.” Quetta is about 100 km east of the border with Afghanistan. Bugti said the truck carrying the police officials was on its way to the city to drop them at their posts when the suicide bomber rammed into the vehicle. Television pictures showed the burnt wreckage of the vehicles. The Pakistani Taleban, an umbrella organization of various militant groups within Pakistan, and loosely allied to the Afghan Taleban, issued a statement claiming responsibility.

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