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Originally published Friday, June 22, 2012 at 4:54 AM

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Gunmen kill 8 people in southwest Pakistan

Police say gunmen riding on a motorcycle have shot dead eight people in an attack on a laundry in southwestern Pakistan.

The Associated Press

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QUETTA, Pakistan —

Police say gunmen riding on a motorcycle have shot dead eight people in an attack on a laundry in southwestern Pakistan.

Police officer Salim Shahwani says one person was also wounded as two gunmen sprayed the laundry with bullets. Saturday's attack took place in a commercial area of Quetta, the capital of southwestern Baluchistan province.

Shahwani says the victims were from Punjab province and were inside the laundry at the time of the attack. No one immediately claimed responsibility for the attack.

Small separatist groups in impoverished Baluchistan often target Pakistanis from other parts of the country. The separatists want autonomy and a greater share of the money derived from the province's natural resources like gas and oil.

Many non-Baluch have left Baluchistan.

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