It has been a day of carnage in Pakistan after two bombings within a couple of hours of each other.
A car bomb exploded at a police barracks in Islamabad, injuring a number of people and causing huge damage. Then, in the north west of the country, bombers targeted a school bus and a prison vehicle, killing nine people. Medical sources said the victims included schoolgirls, policemen and prisoners.
In Islamabad the bomber managed to get, unchallenged, inside the police barracks, housing Pakistan’s anti-terrorism unit.