ISLAMABAD, Pakistan (AP) _ Casualty tolls differ but officials
in Pakistan say as many as 35 people have been killed in two
suicide bomb attacks Saturday morning.
Both occurred in the military stronghold of Rawalpindi just
outside Islamabad. One of the bombers blew up a bus loaded with
employees of Pakistan's intelligence agency. The other targeted a
checkpoint near the headquarters of the army.
The army confirms 15 killed in the attack on the bus, in
addition to the suicide bomber. It says two security forces
personnel were critically injured in the second attack but only the
bomber died. Two senior intelligence officials, including one at
the scene, say at least 35 people were killed.
One official says pro-Taliban militants are suspected in the
The violence comes with Pakistan still under a state of
emergency declared by President Pervez Musharraf. His handpicked
Supreme Court has ratified his reelection and he has promised to
give up his position as head of Pakistan's army as early as the weekend of November 24 and 25.
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