Pakistani authorities say a suicide bombing killed at least eight soldiers inside a paramilitary post in the capital, Islamabad.
say the bomber detonated his explosives after sneaking in the barracks
after dark Saturday. The paramilitary post is located in a wooded area
near a main road. At least four soldiers were wounded.
in the day, authorities say a suicide bomber struck a military
checkpoint in Pakistan's North Waziristan region, killing least three
people near the town of Miran Shah.
Elsewhere in the tribal
region, security officials say a suspected U.S. missile strike on
Saturday killed at least 13 people, including foreign militants.
The strike targeted a home in the region, which is a known hotbed for Taliban and al-Qaida militants.
police say at least 46 migrants were found dead inside a crammed
shipping container in the southwestern province of Baluchistan, near
the country's border with Afghanistan.
Authorities in the city
of Quetta say the container entered Pakistan from Afghanistan and was
bound for Iran. Officials say about 100 people were in the container,
most were Afghans. Several surviving migrants were hospitalized.
officials say western Pakistan's lawless tribal regions have become a
safe haven for al-Qaida and Taliban militants responsible for attacks
in Pakistan, as well as Afghanistan.
Unmanned U.S. aircraft have
carried out at least 35 missile strikes on militant targets in
northwest Pakistan over the past year.
The United States never
confirms the strikes. Pakistan says the missile attacks are
counterproductive and a violation of its sovereignty.
President Asif Ali Zardari on Saturday pledged to protect the country
from rising fundamentalism. Mr. Zardari spoke at the grave of his
father-in-law and former Pakistani Prime Minister Zulfikar Ali Bhutto
to mark the 30th anniversary of the former leader's death.
Zardari told a crowd in Sindh province that he will not allow Pakistan
to disintegrate and be taken over by extremists.
Some information for this report was provided by AP and Reuters.