Suicide blasts in heart of Islamabad, one killed: Report

Two suicide blasts rocked the heart of Pakistan`s capital city, Islamabad, early on Saturday morning leaving one person dead, reports said.

Last Updated: May 24, 2014, 08:56 AM IST

Zee Media Bureau

Islamabad: Two suicide blasts rocked the heart of Pakistan`s capital city, Islamabad, early on Saturday morning leaving one person dead, reports said.

The attack took place in an upmarket shopping area. The first blast occurred at around 2 am, however, a senior police official said that it is not yet clear if blast was the result of a suicide bomb.

A watchman, who was critically injured in the blast, succumbed to injuries at the hospital while another man was injured in the explosion.

Another blast that went off in a car was of low intensity and no one was reportedly injured in the blast.
The second blast came around half an hour after the first and was in a different part of the capital. The attacks were the first in Islamabad since an explosion tore through a fruit and vegetable market in April, killing at least 22 people.

The latest blasts came after more than three months of stop-start peace talks between the government and the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), which have made little progress since they began in February.
A month-long ceasefire between Pakistan and the Taliban, who have waged a seven-year insurgency, expired last month.

(With agency inputs)

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