Bombs aimed at police kill 10, hurt 14 in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan (AP) -- Bombs have killed at least 10 people in Pakistan today, even as lawmakers continued to receive a private military briefing about the militant threat.

The deadliest blast came in northwest Pakistan, where al-Qaida and Taliban militants have established bases near the Afghan border. A government official says four children, two police and four prisoners were killed when a roadside bomb exploded under a prison vehicle. According to reports, the children were either on a nearby school bus or walking in the area. Ten people were wounded.

Another bomb struck in the capital Islamabad, despite tight security for the Parliamentary briefing. The blast appeared to be a suicide car bombing. It severely damaged an anti-terror squad building and wounded at least four police. No one has taken responsibility for the attack.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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