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WRAP Suicide bomb killes schoolgirl, police, scene

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(24 Sep 2008) SHOTLIST
1. Various wide of army and Frontier Corps troops at explosion scene
2. Mid of soldier
3. Wide of police forces at explosion site
4. Various of military soldiers investigating damage to military vehicles
5. Mid of damaged military vehicle
6. SOUNDBITE (English) Mohamed Akhbar Araeen, Police chief:
"More than 22 persons have been injured, only one, one passer by vehicle in which some students where travelling, in which there were six students, girl students and one driver, they were injured."
7. Mid of explosion site with army troops, police forces and damaged vehicle in background
8. SOUNDBITE (Pashto) Syed Ayaz Shah, Eyewitness:
"As I was passing this place a suicide blast happened at the army checkpoint. The army has blocked the road now. One school girl was killed and some other people were injured."
9. Blood stains and school satchels on floor of minivan that was carrying school children
10. Wide of injured school girl on stretcher being wheeled into hospital
11. Various of injured man being treated by doctors, relatives standing by
12. Wide of relatives arranging sheet of patient on stretcher in hospital corridor
STORYLINE
A suicide car bomber rammed a military jeep in the Pakistani border city of Quetta on Wednesday, killing an 11-year-old girl and injuring 11 troops, police said.
According to the local police chief, the attacker rammed the military vehicle on the road to the airport.
"More than 22 persons have been injured, only one, one passer by vehicle in which some students where travelling, in which there were six students, girl students and one driver, they were injured," local police chief, Mohamed Akhbar Araeen, said.
An eyewitness to the attack told AP Television that a schoolgirl was killed in the explosion.
"As I was passing this place a suicide blast happened at the army checkpoint," Syed Ayaz Shah told AP Television.
"One school girl was killed and some other people were injured," he said.
Injured civilians were taken to Quetta's main hospital.
Quetta, the capital of the southwestern province of Baluchistan, is considered a hub for Taliban militants fighting in neighbouring Afghanistan and against Pakistani forces in the border region.
Baluchistan is also the scene of a low-level insurgency by ethnic Baluch nationalists seeking autonomy or independence, though they are not known to have adopted the suicide bombing tactics used by al-Qaida and the Taliban.
American officials have been pressing Pakistan to take stiffer action against militants in its tribal belt, a wild mountainous region considered a
staging ground for attacks in Afghanistan and Pakistan, including Saturday's massive truck bombing of the Marriott Hotel in Islamabad.
That attack killed 53 people, among them the Czech ambassador and two US Defence Department employees, and wounded about 270.
Pakistan insists it is doing what it can and complains that cross-border raids by the US military fuel militant extremism.

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