A bomb attack near a security agency office in the Pakistani city of Multan has left at least 12 people dead.
With a school close by, children were among the victims, along with four soldiers. It is thought the explosion happened in a military quarter, close to the security building. Today’s blast in the southeastern city follows a deadly day yesterday for the country. Around 50 people were killed in a double explosion in Lahore, and 150 were injured. Nine people died in a further attack in Peshawar. Shards of twisted metal and the remains of the stalls marked the area where the bombs ripped through the busy market in Lahore. The latest in a series of blows to Pakistan came as the Supreme Court debated a corruption hearing, which could further shake the country. Pakistan is facing relentless security troubles at home as well as pressure from the United States to step up its fight against the Taliban.