Police: Car bomb kills 12 in southwest Pakistan

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Associated Press

Posted on May 23, 2013 at 1:33 AM

Updated Thursday, May 23 at 2:33 AM

QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) — A police officer says a car bomb in southwest Pakistan has killed 11 policemen and a civilian.

Fayaz Sumbal says the Thursday morning bombing on the outskirts of Quetta city has also wounded about 23 people.

He says a remote-controlled bomb in a car parked along a road targeted a vehicle carrying members of the police's special forces.

Quetta is the capital of southwestern Baluchistan province, which has been a center of low-level insurgency for years by nationalists, who want a greater share in regional natural resources.

The nationalists have also opposed the Pakistan parliamentary elections that were held May 11.

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