Rockets kill 4 in Pakistan's southwest

10:43, March 24, 2011      

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A damaged police vehicle is seen at the rocket attack site in southwest Pakistan's Quetta on March 23, 2011. At least 4 people were killed and 16 others where injured in two rocket attacks in Quetta on Wednesday evening. (Xinhua/Iqbal Hussain)

A police man and three other people were killed in rockets attack in Pakistan's southwestern city of Quetta on Wednesday, police said.

A senior police officer and 15 other people were injured when three rockets landed at different locations in Quetta, the capital of Balochistan province.

The rockets were fired from different locations by unidentified men which landed at Chaman crossing, Saryab crossing and Khaliq Abad areas, witnesses said.

No group claimed responsibility for the attack. The government blamed such attacks on anti-government insurgents.

The injured were shifted to the city's civil hospital.

Earlier in the morning, two rockets were fired in the port city of Karachi, which partially damaged a mosque and its adjacent seminary, police said.

A senior police officer, Saqib Sultan, said that one rocket landed at an empty plot and the other landed near in Malir area near a mosque.

The residents staged demonstration against the rocket attack and demanded of the government to arrest those involved.

It was the first time that rockets have been fired in Karachi. No group claimed responsibility for the attack.

Source: Xinhua

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