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Pak announces reward of Rs 1 cr for any info into blast

world Updated: Sep 21, 2008 16:09 IST

Pakistan government has announced a reward of Rs one crore for any information about perpetrators of the deadly suicide truck bombing on the five- star Marriott hotel in which a tonne of explosives was used.

The Interior Ministry, in a statement, said that anybody providing information regarding the perpetrators of the last night blast would be rewarded with Rs one crore.

The attack at the luxury Marriott hotel, believed to be the most devastating in the Pakistani capital, left 60 people dead and nearly 260 injured.

The ministry said additional measures are being taken "to beef up security of public places, government installations and likely targets of terrorist elements".

Provincial governments were directed to "review and revisit their security plans," it said.

The massive blast last night, in which officials said about 1,000 kilograms of explosives were used, ruptured gas pipelines and triggered a fire that rapidly spread through the five-storey 290-room hotel, which was popular among foreigners.