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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2674

Eight security personnel killed in suicide attack in Islamabad

Islamabad, 05 April, ( Eight paramilitary personnel were killed and 5 others injured when a suicide bomber blew himself up at the camp of Frontier Constabulary (FC) in Sector F-7/3 Margala Road, Islamabad on Saturday.

"It was 7:38-7:39pm when a suicide bomber entered from the back of the camp and exploded himself. This is Frontier Constabulary camp number seven", said Bin Yamin, operations police chief in the capital.

"Frontier Constabulary (FC) personnel retaliated as the bomber exploded himself," Yamin added.

According to SSP Tahir Alam, the FC personnel were taking dinner when the attacker entered the camp and blew himself up, killing eight of the security men and injuring several others.

He said one suspect was arrested from the blast site.

"The blast was a suicide attack," said Umer Hayat, an FC man. The blast site is located near an office of UN and residences of former chief Jamat-i-Islami, Qazi Hussain Ahmed and Dr. Abdul Qadir Khan are also not far from here.

The Frontier Constabulary, part of Pakistan's paramilitary force, is deploy outside diplomatic missions and protect VIP homes.

The camp was in an up-market residential district close to some of the capital's most prestigious addresses.

It was the second deadly bombing in Islamabad in less than two weeks.

- Asian Tribune -

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