Saturday , June 23, 2018

4 dead, 5 injured in Pakistan roadside bomb

QUETTA, Pakistan -- A Pakistan government official said a roadside bomb has struck a vehicle carrying villagers on Saturday, July 29, in a southwestern border town near Iran, killing four people and wounding five others.

Regional government administrator Jabbar Baluch said the incident took place in the remote town of Panjgur in Baluchistan province.

Baluch said it is unclear who planted the bomb and officers were still investigating.

The impoverished province has long dealt with an insurgency by nationalist and separatists groups who want bigger shares in regional resources. Criminals gangs, human smugglers and Taliban- and al-Qaida-linked sectarian outfits also operate in the province. (AP)