Pak Interior official says hotel blast linked to Waziristan Agency

September 22nd, 2008 - 11:28 am ICT by ANI  

Islamabad , Sept 21 (ANI): Pakistan Interior Adviser Rehman Malik has said that preliminary investigation into Saturdays devastating suicide attack on a hotel killing 60 people and injuring more than 200 people have suggested a strong connection with South Waziristan Agency.

He said that though it was difficult to blame the blast on some terror group, it was sure that the terrorists had a connection with Waziristan Agency.

It is premature to blame any particular group or individual, but all roads lead to Waziristan , the Daily Times quoted Malik as saying while addressing reporters.

Malik said the truck used in the attack carried 600 kg of RDX and TNT explosives, along with splinters, mortars, artillery rounds, mines and aluminium powder which caused the fire.

Malik rejected FBI assistance and said Pakistani security agencies were capable of handling the probe. (ANI)

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