Seven injured in Rawalpindi blast
Atleast seven persons, most of them policemen, were on Thursday injured in a bomb blast that targeted a police check post in the Pakistani garrison city of Rawalpindi.world Updated: Aug 21, 2009 01:37 IST
Atleast seven persons, most of them policemen, were on Thursday injured in a bomb blast that targeted a police check post in the Pakistani garrison city of Rawalpindi.
The blast occurred at about 11.35 PM near the check post at Misriyal Road, a residential area in Rawalpindi cantonment. Four policemen and three passers-by were injured in the attack, rescue service officials said.
Rawalpindi police chief Rao Muhammad Iqbal said no body parts had been found at the site, suggesting the attack was not carried out by a suicide bomber, however, a car and a motorcycle were damaged by the explosion.
Some police officials said the explosive device could have been hidden in the car. Witnesses said one of the injured policemen was in critical condition.
Policemen cordoned off the area as ambulances rushed the injured to nearby hospitals. Security was beefed up across the city after the attack.
Rawalpindi, which is home to the General Headquarters of the Pakistan Army, has witnessed several suicide attacks and bombings over the past two years. Most of the attacks have targeted security personnel and policemen.