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TA-ATTACKS: Explosion heard in Islamabad

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posted on Sep, 1 2004 @ 05:27 AM
A loud explosion has shaken the capital of Pakistan just hours after the arrest
of two al-Qaeda suspects. The explosion, the cause of which remains unknown at this time, comes as the Pakistani government prepares to swear in a new cabinet.
The cause of the blast was not clear.

The explosion came as the government prepared to swear in a new Cabinet in the presidential palace, and just hours after the announcement of the arrest of two al-Qaeda suspects in the southwest of the country.

Murwat Shah, the police chief in Islamabad's sister city, Rawalpindi, said it was not clear if the explosion was caused by a bomb. He said he could see smoke billowing from an area between the neighboring cities, which virtually merge with each other.

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There is currently no information on whether the explosion was, indeed, an attack. This is a developing story.

[edit on 9-1-2004 by Valhall]

[edit on 9-2-2004 by Valhall]

posted on Sep, 1 2004 @ 09:42 AM
This really sucks...
. Hopefully none dead (but i doubt it).

[edit on 1-9-2004 by AD5673]


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