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First Suicide Bombing in Eight Years Hits Pakistan’s Capital

  • Attacker was driving taxi near garrison city of Rawalpindi
  • Violent attacks in Pakistan increased sharply over last year

A suicide bomber and his accomplice detonated explosives in Pakistan’s capital when police tried to check their vehicle, killing themselves, one policeman and injuring five people.

The incident, the first such attack in Islamabad in more than eight years, took place in a neighborhood close to the garrison town of Rawalpindi, local police said on Twitter. An attack in 2014 in a court complex had killed 10 people.