Two separate suicide car bombs killed 36 people in Pakistan today—one struck a convoy of Chinese workers in the south, and the other hit a police academy in the north. These new attacks bring the month's death toll from conflicts with Islamic militants to 270, furthering doubts about President Musharraf's grip on the country.
The attacked Chinese citizens worked in Baluchistan, and were being convoyed to Karachi over security concerns. The car bomb went off when the vehicles were passing through a busy bazaar. The other bomber set off his explosives when guards wouldn't let him into a police academy.