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Explosion Heard in Pakistan Park

October 4, 2006

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan (AP) _ An explosion was heard late Wednesday in a park in Rawalpindi, about a half-mile from the residence of President Gen. Pervez Musharraf, but there was no immediate word on the cause or if anyone was hurt.

Police and other security forces cordoned off the Ayub Park, site of the reported blast, and traffic on road around the park has been diverted, a senior army official said on condition of anonymity because he lacked the authority to make formal media comments.

Other senior army officers also are housed in the area.

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