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Bombing near AfPak border town kills 6

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At least six killed and 10 wounded in explosion targeting anti-drug force, a bomb targeting an anti-drug force tore through a busy market in southwestern Pakistan near the Afghan border on Monday

The explosion on Monday took place when an improvised bomb planted in a motorcycle went off in the heart of the city of Chaman, which borders Afghanistan.

A vehicle carrying personnel from a unit tasked with combating narcotics smuggling was believed to be the target, senior police official Razzaq Cheema said.

“The explosion killed six passersby and wounded 10 others, two of them critically,” he told AFP news agency.

Mohammad Ali, a local police official, said some of the wounded were in critical condition.

Security forces and police cordoned off the area, where residents said several shops and vehicles were damaged.

No group immediately claimed responsibility for the attack, but ethnic Balochi separatists demanding greater autonomy have been waging a rebellion for years while the province is also riven by sectarian strife and violence by armed groups.

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