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Gunmen killed two people from Pakistan's minority Shiite community when they opened fire Monday on a taxi in Quetta, which has been gripped by a wave of sectarian bloodshed, police said.
The attack was mounted on busy Iqbal avenue in the southwestern city, the capital of Baluchistan province where the surge in sectarian unrest has killed scores of Shiites.
Elsewhere in Baluchistan, two people were killed and three wounded in a bomb attack on a mosque close to customs offices at the Chaman border crossing to Afghanistan.
"The driver and a passenger boarding taxi cab, both were Shiite. They died after unknown gunmen fired at their car," Fayyaz Sumbal, a senior police official in Quetta, told AFP of the attack in that city.
He said the two attackers were waiting for the taxi to arrive at the busy avenue and escaped on a motorbike after spraying bullets at the vehicle.
There was no immediate claim of responsibility. Lashkar-e-Jhangvi, a militant group officially banned by the government in 2002, usually claims responsiblity for attacks on Shiite Muslims.
Baluchistan is a flashpoint for violence between Pakistan's majority Sunni Muslims and minority Shiites, who account for 20 percent of the country's 180 million population.
Senior local official Ibrahim Baluch gave the death toll in the Chaman bombing and said a second bomb was found in the area.
"We suspect that one of the dead people was a person trying to plant the bomb, but we can't confirm this suspicion at the moment," he told AFP.
The province bordering Iran and Afghanistan is also rife with Islamist militancy and an insurgency waged by separatists demanding political autonomy and a greater share of profits from the region's natural resources.