- The Washington Times - Monday, March 23, 2009

ISLAMABAD (AP) - At least one person was killed Monday in an explosion close to a police station in the Pakistani capital, witnesses said.

TV footage from the scene of the blast late Monday showed a body under blanket.

A witness told Dawn TV news that the explosion took place close to a police station near a market in Islamabad. It was heard across much of the downtown area.

The source of the explosion was not immediately clear.

Pakistan has seen a series of attacks by Islamist militants in recent years, including several in the capital.

Last September, more than 50 people were killed in a suicide truck bomb attack on the Marriott Hotel in the city.

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