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A city of west-central Pakistan west-southwest of Lahore. Ringed by mountains, it lies at the northwest end of the strategic Bolan Pass.


(Placename) a city in W central Pakistan, at an altitude of 1650 m (5500 ft): a summer resort, military station, and trading centre. Pop: 744 000 (2005 est)


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a city in W central Pakistan: the capital of Baluchistan. 285,719.
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A bomb blast inside a market stand in Quetta, Pakistan has killed at least 81 people and injured 180 more.
UN news center18 February 2013 – Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has strongly condemned the terrorist attack carried out on Saturday in Quetta, Pakistan, targeting the Shia Muslim Hazara community which resulted in more than 80 deaths and the wounding of nearly 200, many of them women and children.
He blamed the US and Saudi officials for financing such crimes against the Shiite Muslims, and said, "Today this crime was committed in Quetta, Pakistan, and tomorrow it will be Washington's, London's, Egypt's and even Saudi Arabia's turn.
Quetta, Pakistan -- A bomb tore through a Pakistan army vehicle escorting children home from school on Wednesday, killing four soldiers and a woman in the southwestern city of Quetta, police said.
A Pakistani man watches as cars burn after a suicide bombing in Quetta, Pakistan * Prime Minister David Cameron drives the 2,000,000th new Mini off the production line during a visit to the Mini plant in Cowley, Oxford * Police officers detain opposition activists during a banned anti-Kremlin protest in St.
QUETTA, Pakistan, Jumada I 21, 1435, Mar 22, 2014, SPA -- A multi-vehicle collision involving two trucks and two passenger buses on a coastal highway in southwestern Pakistan early on Saturday killed 35 people and injured 20 passengers, police said, according to AP.
QUETTA -- Mariam Naseeb of Montreal (Canada), a Bachelor of Arts graduate, daughter of Naseeb Ullah, Assistant Professor of Media and Journalism Department, University of Balochistan Quetta, married Naveed Ahmed, a freshly graduate of Balochistan University of Information Technology, Engineering and Management Sciences, Quetta, Pakistan.
The Secretary-General strongly condemns the terrorist attack carried out yesterday in Quetta, Pakistan, targeting the Shi'a Hazara community which resulted in more than 80 persons killed and nearly 200 wounded, many of them were women and children," said a statement issued here by Ban's spokesperson.
During their visit the six-member delegation visited various military education and Training institutions including National Defence University (NDU), Command & Staff College Quetta, School of Infantry & Tactics Quetta, Pakistan Military Academy (PMA) Kakul, National University of Modern Language (NUML), National University of Science and Technology (NUST) where they witnessed various training activities.
QUETTA, Pakistan (TAP) -- At least 18 people were killed and five injured after attackers opened fire on a passenger van in Pakistan's troubled Balochistan province Friday, a senior administration official said.