- The Washington Times - Monday, March 16, 2009

ISLAMABAD (AP) - A bomb exploded at a busy bus terminal near of the Pakistani capital on Monday, killing four people and wounding several more, officials said.

The blast in Rawalpindi came as Pakistan’s leaders sought to end a political crisis that has raied doubts about their focus on fighting Taliban and al-Qaida militants.

TV images showed rescue workers helping the wounded to ambulances while gloved investigators pick debris from a darkened street among several badly damaged cars and minibuses.

City police officer Anaytullah Farooqi said the bomb appeared to have gone off in one of the vehicles.

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