Death toll climbs in suicide attack in Quetta, Pakistan
ISLAMABAD - Reuters
At least 28 people were killed and 35 wounded in a suicide attack near a polling station in the southwestern Pakistani city of Quetta, officials said, as millions voted in a nationwide election Wednesday.
"(The bomber) was trying to enter the polling station. When police tried to stop him he blew himself up," a local administration official in Quetta, Hashim Ghilzai, told AFP.
The incident and toll were confirmed by a second senior local official.
Television images showed a charred police vehicle, cordoned off by security officials.
Samaa TV, which put the death toll at 20, said a "suicide attacker" was responsible for the attack. Rival Geo TV said 22 people had been killed.