Wah Cantt arms factory blast toll rises to 60, 80 injured (Update-Blast)

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Islamabad, Aug.21 : At least sixty people were killed and over 80 others were injured in two suicide bomb blasts outside Pakistan's main military arms factory in Wah Cantonement on Thursday.

Preliminary investigations revealed that the attackers blew themselves up almost simultaneously outside two gates of the sprawling factory complex in Wah Cantonment, said to be one of Pakistan's most sensitive installations.

According to The News, the bombers were on foot and they exploded themselves less than a minute apart.

The Pakistani Ordnance Factories at Wah is a cluster of about 20 industrial units producing artillery, tank, and anti-aircraft ammunition for the Pakistan armed forces. It employs around 25,000 to 30,000 workers.

Police and security forces cordoned off the area while security has been put on high alert across the country.

Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani and Co-chairman, Pakistan People's Party, Asif Ali Zardari strongly condemned the deadly blasts.

ANI

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