Friday 19 October 2007 

South Africa To Continue Tour Despite Bomb Blast

South Africa's tour of Pakistan will continue despite the bomb blast that killed 133 people in the country on Friday.

A suspected suicide bomber targeted returning former prime minister Benazir Bhutto in Karachi, where South Africa have already completed two matches of their tour without incident.

"We are satisfied with the assurances given to us by the PCB and their security officials. But we will continue to monitor the situation on a daily basis and it can change," Logan Naidoo, manager of the touring team told a news conference.

The blast came one day after South Africa secured a 45-run win in the opening one-day international in Lahore, the venue for the second scheduled match of five, with the other matches due to be held in Faisalabad, Multan and Karachi.

Security has been tight throughout the tour where South Africa won the two-match test series 1-0 and lead the one-day international series by the same margin.

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