Death toll in Pakistan hotel bombing rises to 12



QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) — A police official says the number of people killed in a hotel bombing in southwestern Pakistan has risen to 12.

Jawed Iqbal Gharshin says 23 were injured in Sunday’s attack in Baluchistan province’s Jafferabad district. Gharshin is the police chief in Jafferabad, located some 220 miles (350 kilometers) east of the provincial capital of Quetta.

The bomb ripped through the two-story hotel, causing it to collapse.

No group has claimed responsibility. Baluchistan has experienced a decades-long insurgency by nationalists who want a greater share of the region’s natural resources. The province is also believed to be home to many Taliban militants.