Twin Suicide Bombings Kill 36 in Pakistan

Attacks bring death toll to 270 this month in volatile country
By Sam Gale Rosen,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 19, 2007 7:19 AM CDT
The site of a bomb explosion in Hub near Karachi, Pakistan, is seen Thursday, July 19, 2007. Police said a bus carrying about 10 Chinese engineers and workers had just passed when the remote-controlled...   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – 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.