Dozens killed in Pakistan hotel blast + Pakistan shaken by deadly blast

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Police say a suicide bomber has driven an explosives-laden vehicle into Islamabad’s Marriott Hotel.

At least 40 people are reported to have been killed and wounding 50 more wounded, as the hotel was packed for breaking fast during Ramadan.

Nadim Baba reports.



Dozens die in Islamabad hotel bombing – 21 September 08

It was a massive blast – killing dozens and injuring hundreds in the heart of Islamabad, Pakistan’s capital.

The blast at the US-owned Marriott hotel comes after Pakistan’s new government vowed to increase the pressure on al-Qaeda-linked fighters.

Asif Ali Zardari, Pakistan’s president, has vowed to rid his country of what he called “the cancer of terrorism”.

Al Jazeera’s Imran Khan reports.

Pakistan shaken by deadly blast – 21 Sept 2008

Asif Ali Zardari, Pakistan’s president, has condemned the bombing of the Marriott Hotel in Islamabad as “horrible and cowardly”.

Al Jazeera’s Imran Khan reports from Islamabad where rescue teams are searching through the remains of the Marriot hotel after a truck exploded, killing at least 40 people.