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29 April 2007 :: 11:04:37 am 30861

Pakistan suicide bomb kills at least 28, injures interior minister

A suicide bomber blew himself up Saturday at a public gathering in northwestern Pakistan, killing at least 28 people and injuring, included the Pakistani interior minister and his son, at least 37 others, a police official confirmed it was a suicide bombing, saying the bomber‘s head had been found.
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Interior Minister Aftab Ahmad Khan Sherpao was addressing the gathering of about 200 people when the blast took place in Charsadda, his hometown. Eyewitnesses said the man detonated his explosives when guards tried to stop him as he moved toward Sherpao, police said.

Among the dead were three police officers guarding Sherpao. Interior Ministry sources said, Sherpao and his son sustained only minor injuries. They were being taken to a hospital in the nearby city of Peshawar.

A witness said that Sherpao was talking with people after the speech when the explosives detonated.

Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf condemned the attack as “an act of terrorism.”, and Interior Ministry spokesman, Jawaid Iqbal Chwema, said the bomber is believed to be an Afghan national.


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Reporter : PDN staff   Category : World News

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