Pakistan: Teenage suicide bomber kills 13

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The Independent Online

A teenage suicide bomber blew himself up near a religious procession of Shia Muslims in the Pakistani city of Lahore yesterday, killing at least 13 people.

Islamist militants linked to al-Qa'ida and the Taliban have attacked such religious gatherings in the past as part of their bloody campaign to create chaos and topple the US-backed Pakistani government.

Later in the day, a second bombing hit a similar Shia procession in Karachi. One policeman was killed and two were wounded.