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Pakistani security personnel carry a victim's belongings at the site of bombing in Quetta (AP)

Pakistani security personnel carry a victim's belongings at the site of bombing in Quetta (AP)

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Pakistani security personnel examine a vehicle following the bombing in Quetta (AP)

Pakistani security personnel examine a vehicle following the bombing in Quetta (AP)

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Pakistani security personnel carry a victim's belongings at the site of bombing in Quetta (AP)

A car bomb in south-west Pakistan has killed 11 policemen and a civilian.

Police officer Fayaz Sumbal said the morning bombing on the outskirts of Quetta city also wounded about 23 people.

A remote-controlled bomb in a car parked along a road targeted a vehicle carrying members of the police special forces.

Quetta is the capital of south-western Baluchistan province, which for years has been a centre of low-level insurgency by nationalists who want a greater share in regional natural resources.

The nationalists have also opposed the Pakistan parliamentary elections that were held on May 11.

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