Suicide attacks on Pakistani security installations and personnel continued on Friday as a bomber struck near a major air force complex in Kamra, killing seven people.
The attack took place outside the Pakistan Aeronautical Complex (PAC) in Kamra, which is an hour’s drive from Islamabad. The attack was the latest in a wave of bombings and raids across Pakistan targeting mostly security-related institutions that has killed more than 150 people.
The PAC is the country’s major air force maintenance and research hub.
Some foreign military experts have mentioned it as a possible place to keep planes that can carry nuclear warheads, but the army, which does not reveal where its nuclear-related facilities are, strongly denies that the facility is tied to the programme in any way.
Meanwhile, the military said the death toll in its operation in Waziristan rose to more than 160 on the seventh day of intense fighting in the region.