Midnight suicide bomb attack in Rawalpindi kills at least 23

Midnight suicide bomb attack in Rawalpindi kills at least 23

Rāwalpindi : Pakistan | Nov 21, 2012 at 10:30 PM PST
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Pakistani security officials gather at a suicide bomb attack site

A suicide bomb attack at midnight on a religious procession proceeding towards a mosque near the military headquarters in Rawalpindi has killed at least 23 persons and injured 47 seriously wounded.

This has been reported in nytimes.com of dated 21st of November 2012.

These attacks have taken place in spite of safety precautions taken by the administration like switching off cellphone networks for hours at a time so that Sunni extremist militants are unable to reach their targets.

It seems the suicide bomber had first thrown a bomb into the crowd of Shiite persons and had then detonated the other bombs which were strapped to his body.

Incidentally, in Karachi, there were a couple of other bomb blasts just a few hours earlier - killing at least 3 persons and left 17 wounded.

In one case, a suicide bomber on a motorcycle rammed into a rickshaw to set off an explosion in which there were 2 deaths.

Soon thereafter, there was another blast at the same location – this killed another person and wounded about 10.

Some of the wounded were media journalists who had rushed to the scene to cover the first blast.

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Pakistani security officials gather at a suicide bomb attack site
Pakistani security officials gather at a suicide bomb attack site
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