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Saturday, August 14, 2010

Deadly attack on Pakistan bus

Hub : Armed men have attacked a bus in Pakistan, killing at least 10 people, the AFP news agency has reported.

The bus was attacked on Friday night in Aab-e-Gum in the southwest of the country, 75km from the border city of Quetta.

"A group of 30 to 35 gunmen stopped the bus in Aab-e-Gum area, off-loaded passengers at gunpoint and shot dead 10 of them," Akbar Hussain Durrani, a senior provincial home department official, said.

Quetta is the capital of Baluchistan province, close to the border with Afghanistan.
The attack occurred on the eve of Independence Day in Pakistan, the celebrations for which have been muted as the country is currently suffering its worst ever flooding since becomming a state.

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