Six killed in Pakistan suicide bombing

Last Updated: Saturday, May 14, 2011 - 23:43

Lahore: A bomb blast ripped through a bus in
Pakistan`s Punjab province on Saturday, killing at least six persons
and injuring 20 others, police said.

The blast occurred in Chak Kamal area near Kharian city.
Deputy Superintendent of Police Mian Sultan said an
explosive device was planted under a seat at the rear of the
bus.

Three women and a child were among the dead, officials
said. Local residents took the injured to nearby hospitals.

There were about 50 people in the bus when the blast
occurred.

The bus caught fire and the blaze spread to nearby crops,
witnesses said.

Kharian city has the world`s second largest army base,
built during the British colonial era.

The motive behind the blast was unclear as most of the
dead and injured were civilians.

The blast came a day after over 80 people were killed and
140 injured when two suicide bombers struck a paramilitary
training centre in northwest Pakistan.

The Pakistani Taliban claimed responsibility for that
attack, saying it was carried out to avenge the killing of
Osama bin Laden in a US raid last week.

PTI



First Published: Saturday, May 14, 2011 - 23:43

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