Pakistan Snubs US Offer to Probe Hotel Blast

By Kate Rockwood,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 21, 2008 8:29 PM CDT
Pakistan army troops arrive to conduct a rescue operation at Saturday's truck bombing site at Marriott Hotel in Islamabad, Pakistan, Sunday, Sept. 21, 2008.   (AP Photo/Anjum Naveed)
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(Newser) – Pakistan rejected Washington's offer today to probe a suicide bombing that killed 53 at a hotel in Islamabad, USA Today reports. “We do not need help,” a government advisor said. “We are competent. We reject it.” The US said FBI agents could track the terrorists who carried out yesterday's bombing, one of several recent terror strikes in Pakistan.