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Two killed in Baluchistan blasts

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Two landmine blasts in Pakistan's troubled Baluchistan province have killed at least two people, police say.

Three others have been injured in the explosions which took place near the remote mountain city of Dera Bugti.

One man was killed when his motorbike hit a landmine in Patokh area, near Dera Bugti, police said.

Another man died in the same area when a camel herd ignited another landmine. The province has been hit by armed nationalist insurgency since 2000.

Dera Bugti and the nearby district of Kayhan have served as sanctuaries for rebels.

A nationalist leader and chief of Bugti tribe, Nawab Akbar Bugti, was killed by the army in a raid on his mountain hideout in the area in 2006.

But that has not ended bomb and rocket attacks by the insurgents against government installations, mainly military camps.

Landmines are believed to have been laid in the area by both sides over the past few years.




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