Seven killed in blast in Pakistan

A suicide bomber struck a checkpoint near a military complex reportedly linked to Pakistan’s nuclear weapons program on Friday, killing seven people as the army pressed ahead with a major anti-Taliban offensive in the northwest.

Pak blast

Pak Blast

The attack took place near the sprawling aeronautical complex in Kamra, around 50 kilomtres from the capital, Islamabad, and is sure to raise renewed concerns about the safety of Pakistan’s nuclear program.

The Kamra site is often mentioned by foreign military experts and researchers as a likely place to keep planes that can carry nuclear warheads.

The attacker was apparently riding a bicycle and detonated his explosives at a checkpoint on a road leading to the complex, police officer Akbar Abbas said, blaming the Taliban.

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