Seven killed in Pakistan suicide bombing (Lead)October 23rd, 2009 - 11:45 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Oct 23 (IANS) Seven people were killed and seven injured Friday when a suicide bomber blew himself up near an air force base in Pakistan’s Attock district as the army continued its assault on the Taliban in the country’s restive northwest region.
The suicide bombing took place at a security check post near Kamra Aeronautical Complex, Geo TV reported Friday.
A police official said seven people, including two securitymen, were killed while the injured were taken to Attock Hospital.
The bombing comes just a day after a senior Pakistani Army officer, who was the head of the UN peacekeeping mission in Sudan, was gunned down along with another soldier.
Brigadier Moinuddin Ahmed, who was former deputy director general military operations, was killed by gunmen who ambushed his jeep.
Over 170 people have been killed in the latest wave of militant violence, which started with a suicide bombing at the offices of the UN World Food Programme in Islamabad Oct 5. Five employees of the agency were killed.
The most audacious attack came on Oct 10 when 10 terrorists in military uniform laid siege to the Pakistan Army’s General Headquarters in Rawalpindi. At least 19 people, including nine raiders, died in the 22-hour standoff. One militant was arrested.
On Oct 15, gunmen wearing suicide vests stormed two police academies and the offices of Pakistan’s Federal Investigation Agency in the eastern city of Lahore. A car bomber struck a police station in the northwestern town of Kohat. At least 38 people including 11 insurgents were killed in a single day.
A twin suicide bombing Oct 20 at the International Islamic University here killed seven people.
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