Suicide Bombers Kill 59 in Pakistan

By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Aug 21, 2008 10:35 AM CDT
Pakistani lawyers chant slogan during a rally demanding to restore the deposed judges, Thursday, Aug. 21, 2008 in Lahore, Pakistan.    (K.M.Chaudary)
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(Newser) – Twin Taliban suicide bombings at Pakistan's largest weapons complex killed at least 59 people today, heightening the turmoil following Pervez Musharraf's ouster as president. The bombers struck two different gates of the government weapons complex just as workers were leaving. The complex, comprising 12 factories, is located in Wah, a garrison city 20 miles west of the capital, Islamabad.

The ruling coalition, made up of traditional rivals who were united primarily in their determination to force Musharraf from office, meanwhile, appeared to be veering toward collapse. The two main parties have been unable to bridge key differences such as whether judges fired by Musharraf should be quickly reinstated and who should succeed him as president.