Deadly clashes in northwest persist as Bhutto warns against emergency move.
“Perhaps Bhutto should have listened to Musharraf and delayed her return to Pakistan until the volatile security situation was better”
ndur5, Irving, US
“There was a huge bang which was heard several kilometres away,” he said.
Anwar Ali, another police officer, told the AFP news agency that three school children were also hurt when shrapnel hit a nearby van in which they were travelling.
Sargodha was the scene of a failed suicide bomb attack a few months ago when an attacker managed to enter a police compound but was shot dead before he could blow himself up.
The attack comes two days after a bomber struck the army office of Pervez Musharraf, the president, in the city of Rawalpindi.
The blast comes as Benazir Bhutto, the former prime minister, travels to Dubai, in the United Arab Emirates, to visit her husband and children.
She had previously cancelled the trip amid fears that Pakistan could be placed under emergency rule in her absence if the supreme court rules against Musharraf’s recent election win.
Bhutto said: “Whatever decision comes from the supreme court in this matter, it should be accepted by everyone and if it is resisted and emergency is imposed and fundamental human rights are suspended we will not accept this.