Sunday, July 06, 2008

Deadly blast in Pakistan kills 8

A deadly explosion has struck a market in Pakistan killing at least 8 people. The blast which appeared to target police comes on the first anniversary of the siege of the red mosque. The suicide attack was close to an anti-government protest and also near a police station. Aside of the dead at least 22 others were injured in the bomb blast which struck the centre of Islamabad at around 20:00 local time [BBC].

Another tragedy is also unfolding in neighbouring Afghanistan following a US air strike. The helicopter air strike is said to have killed a number of women and children en-route to a wedding in the Nangarhar province. A military spokesman has said the strike was aimed at militants but President Karzai has ordered an investigation into the deaths [CNN].

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