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Bomb blast in Pakistan kills 7, injures 12

July 13, 2012 at 12:52 PM

QUETTA, Pakistan, July 13 (UPI) -- A bomb blast at a political rally in Quetta in southwestern Pakistan killed at least seven people and injured 12 Friday, police said.

Among the injured were Balochistan President Aurangzeb Kasi and his wife, the Associated Press of Pakistan reported.

Pashtoon Students Federation Vice President Malik Muhammad Qasim and a child were among those killed, the government-run news agency said.

The bomb, planted on a bicycle, went off as the Awami National Party, part of Pakistan's coalition government, began the rally.

No group immediately claimed responsibility for the attack but police said they suspect Kasi was the target because of his party's opposition to extremism in Pakistan, CNN reported.

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