Pakistani police detain 36 people over court bombing
Police in southwestern Pakistan have detained 36 people, mostly Afghan
refugees, over a suicide bombing inside a courtroom that killed a judge and 15
other people, an official said today.
The suicide bomber struck a crowded courtroom in the city of Quetta yesterday
in the deadliest of a series of attacks in recent weeks.
There is suspicion in Pakistan that pro-Taliban militants are targeting
sensitive sites to undermine the country's support of the United States, and an
official in the region where yesterday's attack took place hinted at Afghan
The explosion wounded 24 people and left bloodied clothes and body parts
scattered next to wrecked furniture and shattered glass in the Quetta District
It forced police - already on alert - to further tighten security