Pakistan Suicide Bomb Kills 20, Injures Minister and Many Others
No group has yet claimed responsibility for the suicide attack as Interior Minister Aftab Ahmad Khan Sherpao addressed a crowd in northwestern Pakistan.
A suicide bomber blew himself up Saturday at a public gathering in northwestern Pakistan, killing at least 20 people and injuring at least 44 others, police said.
The injured included the Pakistani interior minister and his son, according to police.
Interior Minister Aftab Ahmad Khan Sherpao was addressing the gathering of about 200 people when the blast took place in Charsadda, his hometown, police said.
A police official confirmed it was a suicide bombing, saying the bomber's head had been found.
Eyewitnesses said the man detonated his explosives when guards tried to stop him as he was moved toward Sherpao.
Two of Sherpao's guards were killed in the attack, but Interior Ministry sources said Sherpao and his son sustained minor injuries.
Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf condemned the attack as "an act of terrorism."