Blast kills at least 25 in Pakistan (Lead)

February 5th, 2009 - 11:01 pm ICT by IANS  

Islamabad, Feb 5 (Xinhua) At least 25 people were killed and around 30 others injured Thursday in a bomb blast in Pakistan’s eastern Punjab Province, local TV reports said.The blast occurred during a procession taken out to mark the Hazrat Imam Hussain martyrdom anniversary in Wadani area in Dera Ghazi Khan City of the province.

Witnesses said they saw bodies and scores of others injured lying on the road shortly after the blast.

The bomb exploded outside the Wadani Imam Bargha mosque located near a bus station in the city centre.

The Markazai Shia Council said that it had informed the local police about a possible terrorist attack, and complained that no action was taken to beef up the security in the area.

Meanwhile, hospitals have appealed to people to donate blood for the wounded, the reports said.

No group has so far claimed responsibility for the attack.

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