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In pictures: Islamabad bombing

Site of bomb attack in Islamabad

Pakistan's latest bomb blast comes after a relative lull in violence since a new civilian coalition government took power two months ago.

Scene of Monday's bomb blast in Islamabad

Police and security officials said all of the dead and wounded were Pakistanis. The blast left a crater about 3ft (1m) deep on the road outside the mission.

Victim of the blast is carried away on a stretcher

Witnesses say there was considerable damage to nearby buildings and vehicles. One of the dead appeared to be a Pakistani guard. Two of the dead were policemen.

Bomb blast site

Pakistan went through a series of suicide bombings in the second half of 2007 and early this year but most of the attacks were on the Pakistani security forces and politicians - not foreigners.

Scene of bomb blast

Correspondents say the blast will raise fresh questions about the safety of foreigners in Pakistan even though militant attacks have reduced since elections in February.

A Pakistani bomb disposal personnel examines a crater

Questions are now almost certain to be asked as to how the bomber was able to get so close to the Danish embassy.




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