Bomb in Pakistan’s Rawalpindi kills up to six

Bomb in Pakistan’s Rawalpindi kills up to six
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First Published: Thu, Jul 02 2009. 04 54 PM IST
Updated: Thu, Jul 02 2009. 04 54 PM IST
Islamabad: A suspected suicide bomber on a motorcycle blew himself up next to a bus in the Pakistani city of Rawalpindi on Thursday killing up to six people, police said.
“About 25 people were on board and as the bus reached a square, a motorcyclist hit its fuel tank,” city police chief Nasir Durrani told reporters.
“According to our reports, five to six people were martyred and 16 wounded.”
Pakistan has been hit by a wave of bombings in recent weeks in response to a military offensive against Taliban militants in the northwest of the country.
The bus was carrying factory workers home, an intelligence agency official said.
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First Published: Thu, Jul 02 2009. 04 54 PM IST