Pakistan police say 5 dead in suicide blast

July 2, 2009 4:28:25 AM PDT
A senior police official says at least five people have been killed in a suicide attack on a government bus near the Pakistani capital. Rawalpindi police chief Nasir Durrani said the attacker was on a motorcycle.

Another police official, Mohammed Nazir, said around 20 people were injured in Thursday's blast.

TV footage from the scene showed pieces of a charred motorbike lying on the ground, as well as a damaged white bus, yellow car and white van. Shattered glass littered the road.

Rawalpindi is a garrison city and the headquarters of the Pakistani military. It lies about 7 miles (12 kilometers) from the capital, Islamabad.

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