A suicide attack in the Pakistani city of Rawalpindi has killed at least six military personnel and wounded more than 30 others.
Pakistani officials say an attacker on a motorcycle rammed into a military minibus near the army's National Logistics Cell on Monday. Rawalpindi is the headquarters of the Pakistani army, located just outside the capital, Islamabad. It is where opposition leader and former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto was assassinated last December.
Elsewhere today, at least one gunman on a motorcycle opened fire at a Bhutto party rally in the southern city of Karachi. One person was wounded.
Pakistan is set to hold parliamentary elections on February 18th and fears of violence are running high as the number of militant attacks has risen dramatically over the past year.
Campaigning has been almost nonexistent since the assassination of Ms. Bhutto at a political rally. But her Pakistan People's Party says it plans to launch a vigorous campaign once the 40-day period of mourning for their slain leader ends this week.