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Sat Jun 23, 2012 12:20PM
Pakistani men carry a shooting victim on a stretcher at the site of an attack by gunmen in Quetta. (file photo)

Pakistani men carry a shooting victim on a stretcher at the site of an attack by gunmen in Quetta. (file photo)

At least eight people have been killed and one other injured in an attack by unknown gunmen in Pakistan's troubled southwestern Balochistan Province, Press TV reports. Gunmen on two motorcycles sprayed bullets at a laundry in a busy area of Quetta city, the capital of Baochistan Province on Saturday. Witnesses say the victims were all from central Punjab Province. The assailants managed to escape the scene of the assassination and no group has so far claimed responsibility for the attack. Thousands of Pakistanis have lost their lives in bombings and other militant attacks since 2001 when Pakistan joined an alliance with the United States in the so-called war against terrorism. Since late 2009, there has been a surge in militant attacks in Pakistan and thousands more have been displaced by the wave of violence and militancy sweeping across the country. NK/PG/JR