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Publish Date: 12:08 - 22 March 2018
TEHRAN, March 22 - A Pakistani official said security forces have shot and killed a would-be suicide bomber after he opened fire on a security convoy on the outskirts of the southwestern city of Quetta.

Pakistani troops foil suicide attack on convoy in southwestTEHRAN,Young Journalists Club (YJC) - Local police official Abdul Hakim said Thursday's attack on paramilitary forces was foiled because of alertness of troops.

The incident took place amid preparations for Pakistan's National Day parade when the country's armed forces show off short- and long-range missiles, tanks, jets, drones and other military hardware at a stadium in the capital, Islamabad.

Quetta is the capital of Baluchistan province, the scene of a low-level insurgency by Baluch separatist groups that demand a greater share of the province's resources.

Source: AFP

 

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