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Historic home of Pakistan's founder destroyed in attack

June 15, 2013 at 11:01 AM   |   Comments

QUETTA, Pakistan, June 15 (UPI) -- The historic home of Mohammad Ali Jinnah, the founder of Pakistan, was destroyed Saturday in an attack that killed a security guard, officials said.

Personal articles and other memorabilia of Jinnah, who died in 1948, were burned in the attack, Associated Press of Pakistan reported.

Police said four rocket-propelled grenades were fired at the 121-year-old wooden home at Ziarat, about 75 miles outside of Quetta, the provincial capital of Balochistan, National Turk reported.

Six improvised explosive devices found on the property were defused.

The Balochistan Liberation Army has claimed responsibility fore the attack.

In a separate incident, 10 women were killed when a bus exploded at a women-only university in Quetta Saturday.

Topics: Mohammad Ali
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