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Explosion hits Red Cross office in north-west Pakistan
dpa German Press Agency
Published: Saturday February 10, 2007


Islamabad- A gas cylinder was deliberately detonated in the
early hours of Saturday at the building of the International
Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in the north-west Pakistani city of
Peshawar, damaging vehicles and premises, officials said.
The incident occurred when a gas cylinder was thrown over the wall
and exploded in the compound. No one was injured despite initial
reports of one casualty, according to an ICRC spokesman.

"ICRC has suspended the field trips of its staff in the North-West
Frontier Province until there has been a security assessment," Raza
Hamdani told Deutsche Presse-Agentur dpa in Islamabad.

International non-governmental organizations working in the
restive province have previously received threats following attacks
by coalition forces on suspected Taliban insurgents in Pakistan and
neighbouring Afghanistan.

© 2006 - dpa German Press Agency