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Pakistan Gunmen Kill At Least 8 People At A Laundry

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A Pakistani man mourns the death of his father, who was killed in a shooting attack by gunmen, at a hospital in Quetta, Pakistan, Saturday, June 23, 2012.(AP Photo/Arshad Butt) | AP

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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