6 Feb 2010

Deadly bomb attacks in Pakistan

9:28 pm on 6 February 2010

Two bomb attacks in the Pakistani city of Karachi have killed at least 25 people and injured more than 50.

In the first blast, a motorbike laden with explosives hit a bus carrying Shi'ite Moslems to a religious procession, killing 12 people.

An hour later a second bomb went off at the hospital where victims of the first attack were being treated.

At least 13 people were killed in that blast.

Seven villagers mistakenly killed

Meanwhile, just over the Pakistan border, police officials in Afghanistan say seven villagers were shot dead when a border patrol mistook them for insurgents and opened fire.

When the guards recovered the bodies they found neither weapons nor ammunition. Local people say the dead were villagers who had been out gathering wood.

Police say the shooting is being investigated and six border guards are being questioned.