Special team to investigate Islamabad bomb blast

March 16th, 2008 - 3:14 pm ICT by admin  

Islamabad, Mar 16 (ANI): A special investigation team will probe into the bomb blast that took place at an Italian restaurant in Islamabad in which at least 11 people were killed and several others injured.

The team headed by the SSP Islamabad has been formed to probe the incident.

Forensic experts have gathered evidence from the restaurant to conduct chemical analysis.

According to The News, the investigation team has decided to include the restaurant staff in the investigation.

The senior security official said five to six kilograms of explosives with pellets and ball bearings were used in the blasts, a trademark of pro-Taliban militants.

The attack is expected to put pressure on Pakistan’s new government.

The bomb exploded at around 8:40 p.m. Pakistan time in the backyard lawn of the “Luna Caprese” restaurant located in Sector F-7 in front of Super Market, Islamabad where approximately twenty-five persons were dining, mostly foreigners.

A Turkish nurse identified as Ellane was killed in the alongwith 10 others. Ellane was an employ of the US Embassy. Seven Americans, a Canadian, a Somalian, a Japanese and two Pakistanis were injured in the incident. (ANI)

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Posted in Business |