Rocket Kills Teen at Pakistan Marketإقرأ هذا الخبر بالعربية
Rockets fired by suspected insurgents Saturday killed a teenage boy and wounded 21 others in Pakistan's troubled southwestern city of Quetta, police and hospital officials said.
One rocket killed a 17-year-old boy and wounded 18 others at a busy market, police said. A second landed about a kilometer away in a Christian neighborhood and wounded three family members.
"At least one boy was killed and 21 others were wounded by rockets fired by unknown people," senior police official Mohammed Zubair told Agence France Presse.
Hospital official Rasheed Jamali confirmed the casualties.
Zubair said nobody had immediately claimed responsibility for firing the rockets but in the past separatists have carried out similar attacks.
Pakistan's southwestern Baluchistan province of which Quetta is the capital, suffers from Islamist militancy linked to the Taliban, sectarian violence between Sunni and Shiite Muslims and a separatist insurgency.
Hundreds of people have been killed since separatist Baluch rebels rose up in 2004, demanding political autonomy and a greater share of profits from oil, gas and mineral resources in the region.