Two killed in bomb blast at UN office in Islamabad

     A suspected suicide bomb blast hit at an office of the UN World Food Programme in Pakistan's capital, Islamabad, on Monday, killing two people and wounding four. One of the dead in the blast is a foreigner while the other was a Pakistani woman.The WFP offices are located on a street that already has high security due to other nearby United Nations offices. In the wake of the blast, all the United Nations offices will remain closed in the twin cities of Islamabad and Rawalpindi until further orders. "There was a blast in the street where a UN office is located. We have sent our team there. We don't know the cause," a police official was quoted as saying immediately after the blast. "It's a blast near the WFP office. We exactly don't know what sort of blast it was and what was its target." No group has claimed the responsibility for the attack so far. Tariq Mehmood, a police official at the emergency response department, was quoted as saying: "Three injured people have been brought so far to the local hospital. It was a bomb blast, we are checking if it was a suicide attack."

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