Pindi blast being investigated

Rawalpindi            –          Investigators are probing the nature of the explosive that ripped through a crowded market in Rawalpindi a day earlier.  No ball bearings were found from the scene of the blast but the IED had high explosive content, officials said. The explosion left one person dead and over a dozen wounded Friday evening. There was no immediate claim of responsibility of the explosion but officials said the role of hostile intelligence agencies could not be ruled out. A security official, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, said that India was frustrated with Pakistan’s successful role in Afghanistan and had to eat a humble pie in Laddakh at the hands of China.

The Line of Control along the Kashmir border had also heated up in recent days, with many incidents of unprovoked fire by the Indian military, he said.  The intent of the explosion in Rawalpindi could be to spread panic in the general public, the security official said.


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