Multiple bombings leave nine people killed in Pakistan

Local officials said on Monday that a roadside bomb struck a vehicle carrying a local politician and his friends in southwestern Pakistan, killing him and six others.

The attack occured in Kech, a town in Balochistan province, local police officer Haider Ali said.

Ali added that the slain politician, Ishaq Yaqub, was from the Balochistan Awami Party and it was unclear who was behind the attack.

The bombing in Balochistan happened hours after a suicide bomber detonated his explosives-laden vehicle prematurely in a former stronghold of the Pakistani Taliban, killing a married couple in a nearby car.

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