Pakistan volleyball crowd 'hit by suicide bomber'
To add further misery to people living in Waziristan, another suicide bomber has struck, this time at a sports venue. The ground offensive underway in that region by the army has increased tensions, and seems to be doing little to prevent these types of attack by insurgents.
With troubles and bombs in almost every region of Pakistan it must surely be time now for them to rethink their strategies in the region and within their own borders.
At least 25 people have been killed after a suicide bomb attack at a volleyball pitch in the troubled north-west of Pakistan, officials say.
There were conflicting accounts of how the attack happened, and police said they were still investigating.
But one official said the bomber drove onto the field as people gathered to watch a match.
At least one home near the sports field collapsed, with people said to be trapped under rubble.
The attack took place in Lakki Marwat, close to the tribal areas of North and South Waziristan.
At least 45 people have been killed after a suspected suicide bomb attack at a volleyball pitch in the troubled north-west of Pakistan, officials say.
Officials said the bomber drove a vehicle towards the field as people gathered to watch a match. Emergency workers put the toll as high as 70.
District police chief Mohammad Ayub Khan told reporters that the attack may have been in retaliation to attempts made by local people to expel militants, they had set up a local militia to force them out. Among the dead are thought to be members of the locl peace commitee, set up to campaign for an end to the violence in the area.