Pakistan: 10 killed as suicide bomber strikes political rally convoy

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March 30, 2011
Dawn [Pakistan]    
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"Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam-F chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman escaped unhurt on Wednesday when a suicide bomber blew himself up near a convoy he was leading on the Peshawar-Islamabad Motorway. Two policemen and eight civilians were killed. ... Eyewitnesses said that JUI workers, who were there to receive the convoy, and police personnel had spotted the suspect and signalled him to stop, but he detonated the explosives he was carrying. A sub-inspector, a constable and seven JUI workers and another person were killed and 21 were injured.

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