Four killed, several hurt in Hub hotel bomb blast

Four killed, several hurt in Hub hotel bomb blastA bomb blast killed four people in Balochistan on Tuesday in the worst act of violence to hit the restive south-western province since the killing of a rebel tribal chief, police said.
The bomb exploded at a hotel in the industrial town of Hub, some 600 kilometres (370 miles) south of Quetta, killing four people and injuring six others, police official Ghulam Ali Lashari told AFP.
Hub has seen a string of bomb blasts this year and the area has been increasingly on edge since Saturday when tribal chief Nawab Akbar Bugti was killed in a military strike that sparked widespread rioting.
Balochistan has suffered repeated attacks blamed on the militants who also want a bigger share of profits from the province’s natural resources.
The region has seen nearly two years of attacks on pipelines, railway tracks and government installations. Officials say hundreds of people have died.

Copyright AFP (Agence France-Presse), 2006