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Suicide car bomber attacks Shiite Muslims in Quetta, Pakistan

The AP reports from QUETTA, Pakistan:

 A suicide car bomber attacked Shiite Muslims in southwestern Pakistan on Wednesday as they were heading home after morning prayers at the start of an Islamic holiday. The blast killed 10 people, officials said.

The attack occurred in Quetta, the capital of Baluchistan province. No group immediately claimed responsibility for the bombing, but Baluchistan is believed to be home to many Taliban militants who have targeted Shiites in the past. Extremist Sunni Muslim groups like the Taliban view Shiites as heretics. Continue reading.

 

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Local residents gather at the site of a car bomb blast in Quetta, Pakistan, on August 31.

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Flames rise from a car at the site of a bomb blast in Quetta on August 31. A car bomb exploded in a parking lot after Eid prayers, police said.

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Local residents attempt to extinguish burning vecicles after a car bomb blast in Quetta on August 31.

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A man sits grieving next to the body of his eleven-year-old brother after his body was recovered from the site of a car bomb blast in Quetta on August 31.

A car bomb explodes after Shiite Muslims were finishing morning prayers in Quetta, Pakistan, killing at least 10 people. TODAY.com's Dara Brown reports.