Quetta Quorpse Qount
The Pakistani city of Quetta in Balochistan province has been hit by a series of explosions, leaving at least 20 people dead.

The first blast was caused by a bomb in a market area that killed 11 people and injured 27 more, the south-western city's police chief said.

A spokesman for a militant group, the United Baloch Army, said it carried out the attack.

Later, two bombs exploded outside a snooker club, killing at least nine.

Balochistan is plagued by a separatist rebellion and sectarian infighting between Sunnis and Shias.

The Taliban and armed groups that support them also carry out attacks in the province, particularly in areas near the Afghan border.
Posted by: tipper 2013-01-10