Official: Pakistan blast kills at least 20

Explosion in Pakistan, 2

November 2, 2009 09:17

At least 20 people have been killed in a blast Monday in Rawalpindi, a city just next to Pakistan's capital, a rescue official said. Nayyar Ali Babar said he saw at least 20 bodies and "a couple dozen" wounded people. The explosion occurred near a bank and a hotel not far from the army's main headquarters. Suspected insurgents have struck repeatedly in recent weeks, killing about 250 people in apparent retaliation for an army offensive in a Taliban stronghold in the northwest.

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