RAWALPINDI, Pakistan, April 10, Reuter: At least 14 people were killed by a car bomb near the residence of Pakistani President Mohammad ZiaulHaq, doctors said today.

About 100 people were injured by the explosion, five km ripped through a crowded bazaar area of Rawalpindi, five km (three miles) from Zia’s home last night, they said.

Police said they had no clues about who was responsible for the attack, two and a half weeks after an explosion killed nine people and injured 100 at a rally of a Moslem religious party in Lahore.

Unexplained bomb blasts have been fairly frequent over the past year in North West Frontier province, which borders Afghanistan. Authorities blame Afghan government agents and link them to the presence in the province of the political headquarters of the main Afghan anticommunist organization claimed responsibility for the Lahore blast, which killed the leader and several top officials of the Jamiat Ahle Hadith, a fundamentalist group opposed to the brand of Islamisation pursued by Zia.

Article extracted from this publication >>  April 17, 1987