ISLAMABAD, Dec. 26, ‘Reuter: Three car bombs rocked Islamabad on Saturday evening killing at least one man and injuring about 35 other people in two crowded markets, eyewitnesses and doctors said.

Two bombs exploded inside cars at a central Islamabad market kand the third in a car at another market about three km away.

An injured shopkeeper died at a hospital and least three other injured were in a serious condition, doctors said.

The injured were sent to different hospitals in Islamabad and the nearby town of Rawalpindi.

The Pakistani authorities blamed the Soviet backed government in neighboring Afghanistan for a series of blasts that have killed more than 200 people this year but there was no immediate official word on who set off Saturday’s bombs.

The bombs, which went off about 6:45 p.m. only seconds apart, were the first in the heart of Islamabad and occurred on the eve of the eighth anniversary of Soviet military intervention in Afghanistan,

Article extracted from this publication >> January 1, 1988