24 Killed in Pakistan Blasts

Dozens more injured by two bombs near Islamabad
By Katherine Thompson,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 4, 2007 4:57 AM CDT
Pakistani paramedics provide first aid to an injured victim of a bomb blast at a local hospital in Rawalpindi, Pakistan on Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2007. Two bombs ripped through a Pakistani army bus and a commercial...   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – A government-owned bus exploded early this morning in Rawalpindi, Pakistan, killing everyone on board, reports the Washington Post. While emergency crews were responding to the scene, a second bomb tore through a market area in the military city near the capital of Islamabad. The death toll currently stands at 24, with scores injured.

Investigators don't yet know who is behind the attacks. In July, insurgents carried out suicide attacks in response to a government raid on the Taliban-sympathizing Red Mosque in the Pakistani capital. Taliban forces still have not freed the 300 Pakistani troops they captured last week.