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1 man killed in explosion in Islamabad

world Updated: Mar 23, 2009 22:54 IST

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At least one person was killed on Monday in an explosion close to a police station in Islamabad, witnesses said.

TV footage from the scene of the blast late Monday showed a body under blanket.

A witness told Dawn TV news that the explosion took place close to a police station near a market in Islamabad. It was heard across much of the downtown area.

The source of the explosion was not immediately clear. Pakistan has seen a series of attacks by Islamist militants in recent years, including several in the capital.

Last September, more than 50 people were killed in a suicide truck bomb attack on the Marriott Hotel in the city.