Bus explosion in Pakistan kills two
An explosion on a bus in southern Pakistan has killed two people and injured at least nine others, police said Friday.
A bomb hidden under a seat on the bus exploded at about 9:30 local time as it headed for the small town of Kotri across the Indus River, said Naeem Ahmed, a spokesman for the Hyderabad's emergency rescue force.
The bus explosion occurred near a station close to one of Hyderabad's main marketplaces.
Ahmed said there were two unidentified bodies and the nine injured were taken to local hospitals.
A motive for the attack was not clear.
The blast in Hyderabad came hours after a Pakistani man was executed in Virginia for killing two CIA agents in 1993.
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There is no evidence the bombing is related to the execution.
The U.S. State Department warned last week that the execution could trigger attacks on U.S. targets oversees.
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Hyderabad is the site of occasional violence and a focal point of ethnic tension between Sindhi nationalists and the Muttahida Qami Movement.
The city was also the site of the trial of the suspects in the murder of reporter Daniel Pearl. Ahmed Omar Saeed Sheikh was convicted of the murder and is on death row in Hyderabad, awaiting an appeal.
Another bomb exploded on a bus in Hyderabad on Sept. 15, killing one person and injuring two. No one has claimed responsibility for the explosion.