ISLAMABAD Two officials of Pakistan Navy died while 11 others including six civilians were wounded when a suicide bomber blew himself up here at the main gate of Naval Complex on Wednesday. Eyewitnesses informed that a youngster, approximately 16 to 18 years old, walked up to a checkpoint at the entrance of Naval Headquarters and tried to enter the Complex but timely action of naval constables foiled his bid, as he detonated his explosives before reaching the target. A number of ambulances reached the blast site and shifted the injured to naval hospital situated inside the Complex. The blast was so severe that windowpanes of several cars and houses shattered. Kohistan and Khayaban-e-Iqbal Roads were sealed for some time after the blast. Talking to media persons, Chief Commissioner Fazeel Asghar and DIG Operation Bin Yamin confirmed that it was a suicide attack. One unidentified suicide bomber blew himself up when he was intercepted by naval guards for identity, they added. The attacker was wearing a coat. He was asked to take it off and show identification. When he opened the coat, he was wearing a suicide vest which exploded, Asghar said. Navys constable Muhammad Ashraf died on the spot, while 12 others received injuries. Later another constable Amjad succumbed to his injuries in the hospital. Interior Minister Rehman Malik while talking to newspersons at the site of the blast said, I appreciate the two Navy constables, as they sacrificed their lives but didnt allow the terrorist to enter the Naval Complex. He also announced Rs. 500,000 each for the families of martyred constables. Similarly Naval Chief Admiral Noman Bashir announced Rs. 1,000,000 each for the families of martyred constables. A private security guard, who was standing opposite to the gate of Naval Headquarters at the time of blast, said, I was taking food from my companys vehicle when I heard a loud explosion and two cars collided at the same time. I felt unconsciousness for some time and when I got my senses back, I saw there was smoke and three soldiers were lying wounded. It is relevant to note here that two cars, one of them having a sticker (SR 385) of Bahria College and bearing registration number, RIZ 2973, collided with another car bearing registration number, LXZ 7888, in front of Navel Complex at the time of blast. The car, RIZ 2973, was badly damaged as a number of pellets hit its windscreen. Some eyewitnesses also believed that the suicide bomber got out of the car (RIZ 2973). However, law enforcement agencies said that it would be premature to say anything about it. They said it seemed that the driver was a student of Bahria College and he struck the other car due to confusion after the explosion. It is relevant to note here that the driver received serious injuries and his condition is stated to be critical. Police spokesman said that eight injured persons were being treated at naval hospital, while the other three were admitted at PIMS. He said the injured included Col Shahid, Ijaz, Constable Habib Bukhsh, Akram, Ashraf, Abdul Ghafoor and Imamud Din. A senior doctor at PIMS said that three injured persons including one five-year-old schoolboy, Jonathan, were brought to the hospital. The names of other two injured persons were Abid Mahmood and Rifat Mahmood Shah, he added. The administration of Bahria College has closed the college till December 6, as it is situated inside the Navel Complex. Azam Tanoli adds: After the terrorist attack on General Headquarters (GHQ), Rawalpindi, it was the second attempt of terrorists to target the hub of Armed Forces. It is pertinent to note here that many sensitive military and civil institutions, besides residences of Armed Forces top officials, are situated in the same sector where a suicide bomber blew himself up on Wednesday. The recent attempt to target Navel Headquarters, once again, raised the eyebrows of many who are sitting at the helm of affairs. After the suicide blast, panic gripped the residents of E sector, a posh area of the Federal Capital, while the exit and entry of students and staffers of the Armed Forces institutions like Bahria University, National Defence University and Air University were banned for a few hours soon after the gory incident. It may be recalled that the locality of the GHQ was questioned by some quarters after the terrorist attack. Even during Musharraf regime, construction of new GHQ was stared to ensure its safety, however, later Chief of Army Staff General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani halted the project due to prevailing financial crunch in the country. While Director General Inter-Service Public Relations (ISPR) Athar Abbas talking to TheNation ruled out the possibility of shifting GHQ in some other locality, saying, Though there is civilian population around it, we are satisfied with our security measures. To a query, he said that terrorist attack on GHQ was not a security lapse, as terrorist were nabbed before reaching their desired location. The same situation occurred on Wednesday when a suicide bomber tried to enter Naval Headquarters building but the security personnel foiled his bid.