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Landmine Kills One and Bomb Wounds Four in Pakistan's Baluchistan Province

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A landmine has killed one man and a bomb blast wounded four people in Pakistan's southwestern Baluchistan province. Police say the landmine blew up a bullock cart in a small town, southeast of the provincial capital Quetta, killing the driver.

Police also said four passersby were wounded when a bomb planted outside a shop went off in Machh town, east of Quetta. A bombing in the same area knocked out electric power to thousands of homes Wednesday. Another bomb wounded at least eight people in a Quetta marketplace the same day. Sparsely populated Baluchistan has been the scene of frequent bomb and rocket attacks in recent years. Authorities usually blame the attacks on ethnic Baluch tribesmen who want greater autonomy and a bigger share of the profits from the region's natural resources.

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