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Bomb explodes at Pakistan airport

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Anti-U.S. protests in Pakistan have marked the war in neighboring Afghanistan  


ISLAMABAD, Pakistan -- A bomb in package has exploded at Islamabad international airport in Pakistan but no-one was injured.

A security guard foiled the attempt Saturday when he spotted the abandoned item in the VIP lounge, and removed it, police said.

The device had been concealed in a package left in a corridor at the capital's airport, Azam Bhatty, an official of the Airport Security Force, said.

"We took the suspicious packet to a special place near the exit route for cars that we have specified for such things. The bomb exploded there at about 1:00 p.m (0800 GMT) but caused no losses," he told Reuters news agency.

Reporters said they could see what appeared to be wires and circuit boards amid the debris after the explosion.

It was unclear who left the package or how long it was there before being detected.

Some vehicles nearby were damaged.

Pakistani security has been stepped up since the beginning of U.S.-led airstrikes in neighboring Afghanistan. Militant Muslims oppose the government's backing for the U.S. campaign.



 
 
 
 



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