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At least six Pakistani security service forces have been wounded by an explosion in the southwestern city of Quetta.
A group of Frontier Corps security forces were patrolling the Western Bypass area of Quetta on January 2 when their vehicle drove over a roadside bomb, said a spokesman for the security force.
The injured were taken to local hospitals. One person is reportedly in critical condition.
Muhammad Khurasani, a spokesman for Tehrik-e Taliban Pakistan (TTP), claimed responsibility for the attack in an e-mail to RFE/RL.
Officials have begun an investigation.
Quetta is the capital of the resource-rich Balochistan Province, which has been plagued by sectarian violence and a separatist insurgency that has led to thousands of casualties since 2004.
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