By Shaan Khan, CNN
updated 1:17 PM EST, Thu January 10, 2013
Islamabad, Pakistan (CNN) -- A series of blasts in the city of Quetta in southwest Pakistan k!lled 47 people and injured 88 others Thursday, police said.
Children were among the dead, officials said.
A bomb planted in a vehicle near a security checkpoint in the center of town caused the first explosion, which wrecked a marketplace, destroyed eight security vehicles and claimed 12 lives, police spokesman Wazir Khan Nasir said. Another 45 people were hurt there.
Nasir said he believed the checkpoint was the target of the attack.
Intelligence officers investigated the incident, police said.
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Nearby, twin blasts k!lled 35 people and injured 60. The second explosion happened when police and reporters arrived. A videographer for a private television network was among the dead, Nasir said.
A fourth blast wounded three people.
CNN's Nasir Habib contributed to this report.
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