Saturday, March 01, 2008

Pakistan bomb kills up to 60

A bomb blast has targeted the funeral of a police officer in Pakistan killing at least 30 with some reports saying the death toll could be more than 60. The officer was one of three killed only hours earlier by a roadside bomb. The attack hit the north-west Pakistan town of Mingora in the Swat valley. The officer was a superintendent of police. He along with two other officers were killed on Friday in Lakki Marwat, also in north-west Pakistan. Police official Wakif Khan told the BBC that about 65 people were injured in the attack in Mingora, the main town in the valley of Swat. On Monday, a suicide bomber in Rawalpindi killed Pakistan's surgeon general, Lt. Gen. Mushtaq Ahmad Baig, along with his driver and five civilian bystanders, according to a military news release [CNN]. The news was little reported on British media which was saturated with coverage of Prince Harry’s adventures in Afghanistan. In another incident 8 militants were killed by a missile strike in Waziristan which borders Afghanistan. However the US military deny they had any hand in the incident [CNN].

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