Bomb explosion in Pakistan, one injured according to report

Islamabad, 24 May-2014, PTI: A bomb explosion rocked the heart of Pakistan’s capital on Saturday, injuring one, a local media report said.

The attack took place in the posh Super Market, near Shaheen store in sector F-6, close to the centre of Islamabad and police said it was caused by a suspected suicide bomber, The Express Tribune reported.

Bomb explosion in Pakistan, one injured according to report

Bomb explosion in Pakistan, one injured according to report

“Officials from the Kohsar police station said that a local security guard at the super market had intercepted a suspicious person just before the blast…He (security guard) was shifted to the Polyclinic hospital,” the Tribune said.

There were also reports of a second blast in a car near Karachi Company in G-9 Markaz. However, no injuries were reported, the daily said.

The attacks were the first to strike the capital since an explosion tore through a bustling fruit and vegetable market in April, killing at least 23 people and injuring over 100.

The incident comes after recent air strikes by the Pakistani military against militant hideouts which killed at least 75 people, according to reports.

A month-long ceasefire between Pakistan and the Taliban, who have waged a seven-year insurgency, expired last month.