Massive blast rocks Pakistan’s capital at least 20 Dead

A suspected suicide attack caused a huge explosion outside the Marriott Hotel in Islamabad, witnesses and police have said.

“The explosion happened as a car reached the barricade outside the hotel,” said a senior police official, adding that it appeared to have been a suicide attack.

A Reuters witness said he could see fires in at least two places in the hotel and at least 20 cars parked on the street outside had been destroyed.

Television showed bodies being carried away, but there was no immediate word on the total number of casualties.

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