Car-bomb kills 17 at Pakistani filling station

By REUTERS
March 8, 2011 09:31



ISLAMABAD - A car-bomb at a compressed natural gas filling station in the Pakistani city of Faisalabad on Tuesday killed 17 people and wounded scores, police and city officials said.




The blast set off gas cylinders at the station and the explosion destroyed or severely damaged nearby buildings and numerous vehicles.




"An explosive-laden car was parked at the CNG station," Aftab Cheema, head of Faisalabad police, told reporters.



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