It appears that a suicide bomber has hit Rawalpindi killing 9 and injuring dozens.
Bomb kills seven in Pakistan - police
Mon Mar 16, 2009 11:21pm IST
RAWALPINDI, Pakistan (Reuters) - A bomb exploded near a bus stop in the Pakistani city of Rawalpindi on Monday, killing seven people, police said.
No one immediately claimed responsibility. Islamist militants opposed to Pakistani support for the U.S.-led campaign against al Qaeda and the Taliban have been blamed for a string of bomb attacks across the country in recent years.
"A man got out of a van and there was an explosion. It could have been a suicide blast," police officer Nasir Khan Durrani said.
A police officer at the scene, Mohammad Yaar, said seven people had been killed.
The attack took place hours after the government defused a political crisis with the reinstatement of a Supreme Court chief justice but there was no sign the blast was linked to the political controversy.