3 blasts in Balochistan
QUETTA: A homemade bomb exploded in a remote town in Balochistan province, shattering windows at a bakery and two other explosions elsewhere in the province damaged two power pylons early Sunday, officials said. No one was reported hurt.
The explosion that damaged the bakery occurred in the main bazaar in Turbat, a town about 650 kilometers (400 miles) southeast of Quetta, local police official Abdul Sattar said. The bomb was planted in a drain near the bakery in Turbat, shattering the shop’s windows, he said.
Two other explosions damaged two large electricity pylons in southeastern Rakhni district, disrupting power to thousands of homes and businesses, said Jibrael Khan, a spokesman for the Water and Power Development Authority.
Nobody claimed responsibility for the attacks. Officials have blamed tribesmen, demanding autonomy and greater benefits from the region’s natural resources, for a string of recent bomb blasts and rocket attacks. agencies