Suicide blast at Pakistan navy base

One security guard killed in suicide blast at entrance to Islamabad naval complex.

    Four people were wounded in the blast by an attacker witnesses say was a teenager

    Witnesses say the bomber was a teenager.

    Security forces quickly cordoned off the area. The naval installation suffered no damage because it was a safe distance from the gate, officials said.

    Swat valley attack

    The attack comes a day after a suicide bomber killed a provincial politician, detonating his explosives as he received guests at his home in Pakistan's northwest Swat valley.

    More than a dozen people were wounded in that attack in Kanju town, police said.

    Khan, 59, was a member of the Awami National Party, part of a coalition that rules the North West Frontier Province (NWFP).

    The attacker struck as guests gathered to mark the end of the Muslim festival of Eid al-Adha, and the force of the blast damaged parts of the house and grounds.

    Kanju town was the former headquarters of Mullah Fazlullah, the leader of the Pakistani Taliban.

    Both attacks come during a Pakistani army offensive in Swat which began in April.

    SOURCE: Agencies


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    Interactive: Take a tour through divided Jerusalem

    Interactive: Take a tour through divided Jerusalem

    Take a tour through East and West Jerusalem to see the difference in quality of life for Israelis and Palestinians.

    Stories from the sex trade

    Stories from the sex trade

    Dutch sex workers, pimps and johns share their stories.

    Inside the world of India's booming fertility industry

    Inside the world of India's booming fertility industry

    As the stigma associated with being childless persists, some elderly women in India risk it all to become mothers.