Tehreek-e-Taliban accepts responsibility for blasts (Update)

August 21st, 2008 - 7:25 pm ICT by ANI  


Islamabad, Aug.21 (ANI): The Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan has claimed responsibility of the twin suicide bomb blasts in the Wah Cantonement area which killed at least 60 people and injured over 80 others.
Geo News sources said that the militant outfit has accepted responsibility for the blasts.
Preliminary investigations revealed that the attackers blew themselves up almost simultaneously outside two gates of the sprawling factory complex in Wah Cantonment, said to be one of Pakistan’’s most sensitive installations.
According to The News, the bombers were on foot and they exploded themselves less than a minute apart.
The Pakistani Ordnance Factories at Wah is a cluster of about 20 industrial units producing artillery, tank, and anti-aircraft ammunition for the Pakistan armed forces. It employs around 25,000 to 30,000 workers.
Police and security forces cordoned off the area while security has been put on high alert across the country.
Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani and Co-chairman, Pakistan Peoples Party, Asif Ali Zardari strongly condemned the deadly blasts.(ANI)

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