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    At Least 15 People Killed in Northwestern Pakistan Blast

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    At least 15 people were killed and 30 injured in an explosion in the Pakistani northwestern city of Quetta, local media reported on Saturday.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — According to the Dawn newspaper, citing Home Minister of the Balochistan province Sarfaraz Bugti, civilians as well as security forces officials are among the victims.

    ​Witnesses claim that the explosion occurred near a vehicle of security forces, with a statement of the Pakistani military saying that eight officers were killed in the blast, the media outlet added.

    No terrorist group has claimed responsibility for the blast so far.

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