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Bomb blast kills 6, injures 14 at a pro-Palestine rally in Pakistan

Islamabad, May 21 (EFE).- A bomb blast killed six people and wounded 14 at a pro-Palestinian rally in Pakistan’s volatile Baluchistan province on Friday, officials said.

“Six people have been killed and 14 injured in a bomb blast in a pro-Palestinian march,” provincial government spokesperson Liaquat Shahwani said on Twitter.

Shahwani said the authorities shifted ten injured to hospitals in Chaman and Quetta, the provincial headquarters.

No group immediately claimed responsibility for the attack.

Balochistan’s Chief Minister Jam Kamal Khan condemned the attack and promised justice.

i”Terrorist elements do not deserve any leniency. No one will be allowed to disturb the law and order of the province,” Khan said.

The Jamiat-e-Ulema Islam party, one of the most prominent religious-political groups in the country, had organized the solidarity march.

The Pakistani government declared Friday as the Day of Solidarity with Palestine to support the Palestine cause.

The mineral-rich province bordering Iran and Afghanistan has seen decades of violence, with several armed separatist groups, Taliban factions, and the Islamic State fighting the government.

The Pakistani Taliban claimed responsibility for a car bomb explosion at a luxury hotel in Quetta. The hotel was hosting the Chinese ambassador in Islamabad.

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