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Suicide attacker kills 7 in Islamabad

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  • Suicide attacker blows self up at security checkpoint
  • Blast kills six people in addition to the bomber
  • Bomber approached the checkpoint on foot, police say
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From Reza Sayeh
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ISLAMABAD, Pakistan (CNN) -- Seven people are dead after a suicide attacker blew himself up at a security check post Saturday evening, a police spokesman said.

The bomber was the eighth death; seven other people were wounded, authorities said.

The bomber approached the post on foot about 7:45 p.m. (10:45 a.m.), Islamabad police spokesman Bin Yamin said.

Initial reports that the explosion occurred at a nearby market were wrong, Yamin said. The post is used to check vehicles.

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