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Suicide bomber kills 11 in Pakistan

From Shaan Khan, For CNN
Local residents gather at the site of a car bomb blast in Quetta, Pakistan, on Wednesday.
Local residents gather at the site of a car bomb blast in Quetta, Pakistan, on Wednesday.
STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • Twenty-one people are also injured in the attack
  • The bombing occurs in the city of Quetta in Balochistan province
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(CNN) -- Eleven people were killed and 21 injured when a car bomb exploded Wednesday near a crowd of worshippers celebrating Eid al-Fitr in southwest Pakistan, police said.

The attack occurred in the city of Quetta in Balochistan province, said Abdullah Afridi, a senior police official.

The suicide bomber was trying to get farther into the crowd to cause maximum damage but was stopped by strict security measures, Afridi said.

The car filled with explosives detonated prematurely, but still caused mayhem in the crowded area, Afridi said.

"The strength of the explosion blew body parts and glass from nearby shops into the air," he said.