Suicide bomber at Pakistan Navy War College kills five

March 4th, 2008 - 5:57 pm ICT by admin  

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Islamabad, March 4 (DPA) At least five people were killed Tuesday when a suspected suicide bomber struck at the Pakistan Navy War College in the eastern city of Lahore, officials said. The attack which occurred around 1:30 p.m. at the college’s parking lot also injured at least 12 people, said Lahore police chief Malik Iqbal.

“Five people have been confirmed killed and more than a dozen injured,” he said.

Mohammed Ijaz Miian, a local government official, said the attack may have come from multiple “suicide attacks” in the parking lot.

There were conflicting media reports on whether the bomber was on foot or in a car and how many explosions occurred.

Body parts of victims and those of at least one suspected bomber were strewn across the blast site, DawnNews TV reported.

Local television images showed smoke and fire coming from the parking lot. Emergency medial personnel were rushing the wounded to nearby hospitals, officials said.

It was the third suicide bombing in Pakistan in five days and the latest in a 13-month campaign by suspected Islamic militants targeting the military and political figures.

Most of the attacks have occurred in the volatile North West Frontier Province. In January at least 20 policemen were killed in Lahore when a bomber blew himself up during a demonstration outside the high court building.
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