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Quetta explosion wounds three QUETTA: Two teachers and a student were injured Saturday when suspected militants hurled a hand grenade at a girls’ school in insurgency-hit southwestern Pakistan, police said.The militants lobbed the grenade at a state-run junior school in Quetta, the capital of oil- and gas-rich Balochistan province, which borders Iran and Afghanistan, senior police officer Khalid Manzoor said.
he grenade blew off the staff room’s roof and splinters hit two female teachers and an eight-year-old student, he said.
 ‘The teachers had wounds to their heads but both are out of danger in the hospital,’ Manzoor said, adding that the student had only minor injuries.
 No one claimed responsibility for the attack.
 Grenade and bomb explosions and drive-by shootings are fairly frequent in impoverished Balochistan province, which is gripped by an insurgency.
 Hundreds of people have died since Baloch militants rose up against the central government in 2004, demanding autonomy and a greater share of the profits from the region’s natural resources. … losion-wounds-three-qs-11
 Balochistan: Students protest target killing of teachers
 QUETTA: Hundreds of students from various educational institutions held a demonstration on Friday in protest against the target killing of Professor Khursheed Akhtar Ansari in Quetta the previous day. The Pashtunkhwa Students’ Organisation, the student wing of Pashtunkhwa Milli Awami Party, had organised the demonstration, which culminated in a huge gathering after passing through various city roads. The demonstrators who carried banners and placards strongly condemned the target killing of teachers in Balochistan, adding that such elements were depriving the youth of their basic right of education.�7story_7-11-2009_pg7_19
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