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Suicide bomber kills 30 at funeral in Pakistan

Tuesday, June 18, 2013 - 00:42

June 18 - Attack at a funeral kills at least 26 people, including a provincial lawmaker, and wounds more than 50 others in north-western Pakistan, media reports say. Katharine Jackson reports.

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An injured man is wheeled into a Peshawar hospital on a stretcher. Inside others are treated for their wounds. Police say a suicide bomber killed 30 people at a funeral in northern Pakistan on Tuesday. At least 50 were wounded. (SOUNDBITE) (Urdu) WOUNDED MAN, JAN BAZ, SAYING: "It was a suicide blast which took place in the front row at the funeral prayers. There was screaming and bodies lying all over," Hundreds had gathered to mourn the death of a local gas station owner, killed by gunmen on Monday. A provincial legislator was among those killed in the bombing. Police say the lawmaker - formerly associated with an anti-Taliban party - was targeted in the bombing.

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Suicide bomber kills 30 at funeral in Pakistan

Tuesday, June 18, 2013 - 00:42