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Police: car bomb kills 4 people in Pakistan

QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) - Police say a car bomb has killed four
people outside a restaurant in southwest Pakistan.
Area police chief Nazir Ahmad Kurd said five people were also
wounded in Tuesday's blast in Sohrab, some 120 miles south of
Quetta, the capital of Baluchistan province. Kurd said it appeared
to be a remote-controlled blast.
No one immediately claimed responsibility for the explosion, but
Baluchistan has long been the scene of a low-level insurgency by
nationalist groups seeking more autonomy for the province.
Meanwhile, Taliban militants in a tribal area bordering
Afghanistan say they're scrapping a peace deal with the government.
The decision by insurgents in North Waziristan raises the prospect
of wider unrest now that the army is stepping up offensives against
the Taliban.
The pact appeared to keep things more peaceful in North
Waziristan than neighboring South Waziristan, where the army plans
its next major offensive. But a Taliban leader says U.S. missile
strikes and army operations prompted the Taliban faction to end the
accord.


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