Bomb blast targeting army vehicle kills 5 in Pakistan

Bomb blast targeting army vehicle kills 5 in Pakistan

PanARMENIAN.Net - Pakistani officials say a bomb blast targeting an army vehicle Wednesday, Nov 21, has killed three soldiers and two civilians in the southwestern city of Quetta, The Associated Press reported.

Police commissioner Qambar Dashti says eight of those wounded are in critical condition.

Police official Mir Zubair says it seems the blast was from an improvised explosive device detonated by remote control. No one has claimed responsibility for the bombing.

Quetta is the provincial capital of Baluchistan. The province has long been a scene of low-level insurgency by nationalist groups demanding more of a share in the region's natural resources.

Taliban and al-Qaida-linked Pakistani militant group Lashkar-e-Jhangvi has also been active in Baluchistan, mainly focusing on targeting Shiite Muslims who it considers to be heretics.

 Top stories
The political leader of Iraq's Kurds earlier appealed for international military aid to help defeat the Islamist militants.
Hassan Rouhani said his government will continue his policy of moderation and "constructive engagement" with the West.
Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu visited the town of Soma, which in May was the scene of Turkey's worst ever mining disaster.
The embassy staff were evacuated to neighboring Tunisia "due to the ongoing violence, the U.S. State Department said.
Partner news
Soghomon Tehlirian assassinated Talaat Pasha on March 15, 1921

Operation Nemesis was a covert operation by the Armenian Revolutionary Federation carried out from 1920 to 1922, during which a number of former Ottoman political and military figures were assassinated for their role in the Armenian Genocide.