Archive for the ‘Pakistan Friday Terror Digest’ Category

Dozen killed in Friday (25th March 2011) peace by the Islamists in Pakistan. Eight in Kurram and Four in Karachi.

March 25, 2011

The area of Kurram district in Peshawar has a history of sectarian clashes between Pakistan's majority Sunni Muslims and minority Shias. — Photo by AFP

Gunmen kill eight Shi’ites in Pakistan

  • From:AFP
  • March 25, 2011 10:11PM

EIGHT people were killed and five wounded today when gunmen opened fire on two vehicles carrying Shi’ite Muslims in Pakistan’s lawless tribal region in suspected sectarian violence, officials said.

The vehicles were ambushed in Bagan town of Kurram district, near the Afghan border, and the victims “were all Shi’ite Muslims”, a security official said.

The area has a history of sectarian clashes between Pakistan’s majority Sunni Muslims and minority Shi’ites.

Local administration official Fazal Hussain told AFP the Shi’ites were heading in a three-vehicle caravan from the northwestern city of Parachinar to Peshawar, the capital of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province.

“The attackers came in two vehicles. They opened fire and fled, leaving eight people dead, including a woman and a child,” he said.

Khalid Umarzai, another senior administrative official, confirmed the incident and said the attackers also kidnapped over 20 Shi’ites travelling in three coaches before fleeing.

Entrenched militants oppose jobs and education for women in the deeply conservative tribal region of Kurram, which has for five years been a flashpoint for violence between Shi’ite and Sunni communities.

Shi’ites account for some 20 per cent of Pakistan’s mostly Sunni Muslim population of 160 million.

More than 4,000 people have died in outbreaks of sectarian violence between the groups since the late 1980s. (eNewsdotComau)

Another four killed in Karachi violence

 

A bullet-riddled body of a youth was recovered from under a bridge in the city’s Karimabad area. The victim was identified as one Adnan. - Dawn File Photo

KARACHI, Friday 25th March 2011 | Rabi-us-Sani 19, 1432: At least four people were killed in Karachi on Friday as incidents of target killings continued in the city by unidentified gunmen, DawnNews reported.

The number of targeted killings in the city has risen to 166 in the month of March, DawnNews reported.

A bullet-riddled body of a youth was recovered from under a bridge in the city’s Karimabad area. The victim was identified as one Adnan.

In another incident, an unknown motorcyclist shot dead one Abdul Sattar in the Liaquatabad area. Moreover, the body of an unidentified man was recovered from a playground in Landhi’s sector 36-G.

Courtesy : NewsdotComau | Dawn | AFP | Agencies.

Holy Friday blast upon Shia Muslim at Quetta glorifies Ramadan in Pakistan

September 4, 2010

Blast on Friday Ramadan In Pakistan || Toll from Quetta blast rises to 65

Sat, 04 Sep, 2010 | Ramazan 24, 1431

At least 65 people have been killed as a result of a suicide bombing targeting a Shia Muslim rally in Pakistan’s southwest city of Quetta on Friday September 3, the latest in a string of sectarian attacks. Police said the bomber was among the 450-strong crowd and detonated himself upon reaching the city’s main square, triggering chaotic scenes, with people setting fires as others fled or lay on the ground.–AFP & Reuters Photos.

QUETTA: The death toll from a suicide attack on a Shia Muslim procession rose from 56 to 65 overnight as critically wounded people died in hospital, police said.

Police official Mohammed Sultan said Saturday that about 150 people were wounded and some remain critical after the attack claimed by the Pakistani Taliban in the southwestern city of Quetta. A triple suicide attack Wednesday night killed 35 people at a Shia procession in Lahore.

Leaders of the minority sect called a general strike in Quetta and all schools are closed for a day in mourning, police said.

Pakistan’s government is struggling to deal both with massive flooding and the incessant militant violence aimed at overthrowing the administration. — AP


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Courtesy : AP. AFP, Rueters, CNN and Dawn.

Two blasts strike Lahore for death toll of 50 just before Friday Prayer.

March 12, 2010
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1) Rescue workers and paramedics rushed to the R A Bazaar following the two blasts. – (File Photo)

2) Army soldiers cordon off the area of bombing in Lahore. Panic fripped Lahore after it was rocked by a twin-suicide attack that killed at least 50 people, followed by a series of low-intensity explosions. –AP Photo/K.M. Chaudary

Two blasts strike Lahore Cantt: police

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Friday, 12 Mar, 2010||Rabi-ul-Awwal 25, 1431
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LAHORE: Two explosions ripped through a market in Lahore as crowds gathered for Friday prayers, police said.Panic and fear gripped Lahore on Friday after it was rocked by a twin-suicide attack that killed at least 50 people, followed by a series of low-intensity explosions that made a mockery of the security apparatus.

Two suicide bombers struck in R.A. Bazaar area of the cantonment in the afternoon, killing 50 people, including eight soldiers, and injuring around 120 others. Then in the evening, six blasts shook Allama Iqbal Town and Samanabad.

Rescue workers and paramedics rushed to the R A Bazaar. The area was crowded as the blasts occurred shortly before the main Friday prayers were to start. The second blast was reported from the Saddar roundabout.

The RA Bazaar is a residential and commercial neighborhood where several army and security agencies have facilities. TV channels showed security forces swarming the area as bystanders rushed the injured into ambulances.

“We have sent our teams to the site to ascertain the kind of blasts, where they took place and the losses,” police official Mohammad Shafiq-ur-Rehman told AFP. Another police official also confirmed two explosions were heard.

Eye witnesses reported that there was firing before the blast.

According to police officials two suicide bombers detonated themselves in a parking lot and mosque in the area.

According to military sources, military officials are among the critically injured. Sources claimed that an army convoy was targeted but most of the dead were civilians.

The blasts came four days after a suicide car bomber destroyed offices used to interrogate suspected militants in an upmarket district of Lahore.

Courtesy : Dawn & AP.

12 dead, 30 hurt in Dir mosque attack on praying Muslims in Pakistan.

December 18, 2009

Available  Photos  of  Dir Mosque Attack on  Friday 18th Dec 2009

A huge explosion ripped through a mosque frequented by police as people gathered for Friday prayers, officials said. Above: Residents assist in clearing rubble from a mosque which was hit by a suicide bomb blast in Peshawar November 16, 2009. —File photo by Reuters

Twelve killed, Thirty hurt in Dir mosque blast at Friday Prayer.

PESHAWAR: At least 12 people were killed and 30 injured when a bomb ripped through a mosque in northwest Pakistan as people gathered for Friday prayers, as the sources said. But the Pakistani police and government officials tried their level best to lower down the numbers of victims as “four people killed and 28 injured” bashfully to save the truncated face of its failure administration against barbaric Islamisation or Talibnisation of Pakistan through a series of Friday Prayer Hits. Other sources reported that a suicide bomber rammed a car into a mosque during Friday prayer.

At least 12 people were killed and 30 other wounded when a suicide bomber blew himself up in a mosque situated in Khurshid Police Line, Temar Garah.

According to sources, the blast took place outside the Police Line mosque.

Idrees Khan, Deputy Inspector General of Malakand, confirmed it was a suicide blast. He, however, added that the bomber failed to hit his target due to tight security.

DPO Lower Dir, police officers and other security men were among the people, who were offering prayers in the targeted mosque. The blast has devastated the mosque also.

DPO Mumtaz said that 12 people were killed and 28 others injured in the blast. Two children are also among the dead.

The Medical Superintendent of District Headquarter Hospital, Dr Wakil, said that out of 28 patients brought to the hospital, eight are in critical state.

Following the blast, security forces cordoned off the site of blast and collected the evidence. The Press and Electronic Media were put in a restriction to cover the news.

Condemning the blast, NWFP Chief Minister Ameer Hyder Khan said that no Muslim could even think of killing his innocent fellow Muslims inside the mosque. He said the terrorists, bewildered by their possible defeat, were carrying out vengeful acts of terrorism.

District commissioner Fazal Kareem Khatok also reiterated : ‘The people were gathered for Friday prayers when this bomb blast took place.’

Hospital officials put the injured toll at 28 in the latest bombing in Pakistan’s northwest, where the military is this year pressing multiple offensives against Islamist militants behind a deadly insurgency.

More than 2,700 people have been killed in attacks in Pakistan since July 2007, with the past three months seeing a surge in suicide bombings targeting civilian and security targets by militants avenging the army onslaught.

At the fag end of 2009 the Muslims of Pakistan saw at least seven times Friday Hit on Mosques and several blasts on Friday ( the most holiday in the week as per Islamic belief ) in a single year, which took thousand Muslim lives to strengthen the profound Islamic foundation in Pakistan. Is this not a time in the very start of a new Islamic year (first day of the new Islamic year will fall on Saturday 19th instant, i.e. 1st Muharram) to raise the voice of Muslims against Islam of this kind ??

Courtesy : The News Agencies, Dawn, APP, Geo Tv, The News International, Others.

Pakistan Friday Terror Digest……….1.

October 23, 2009

Anti-tank mine kills 15 in Mohmand: officials

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Anti-tank mine kills 15 in Mohmand,6 others were also wounded when a vehicle carrying passengers to a wedding hit an anti-tank mine.

Friday, 23 Oct, 2009

map608PESHAWAR: An anti-tank mine exploded Friday under a minibus, killing 15 wedding guests on a road used by government forces in Pakistan’s tribal belt on the Afghan border, officials said.

  

The incident took place at Baizai Tehsil in the Sorandara area of Mohmand, where security forces have been pressing an offensive against rebels in what is part of Pakistan’s tribal belt, where al Qaeda-linked militants are holed up.

 

‘A vehicle carrying passengers to a wedding hit an anti-tank mine, killing 15 people and wounding six others,’ a senior local administration official, Maqsood Khan, told AFP.

 

Another senior administration official, Rasool Khan, confirmed the incident and number of casualties. Most of the dead were women and children, he said. The bodies of those killed and the injured have been shifted to the Ghananai Hospital.

 

The same road is used extensively by Pakistan’s paramilitary Frontier Corps (FC), which demolished several houses of suspected militants in the Sorandara area during raids Thursday.

 

Security forces launched a huge operation against militants in Mohmand and Bajaur last August. In February, they said Bajaur had been cleared after months of fierce fighting, but unrest has rumbled on.

Blast near aeronautical complex in Attock kills seven

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Security forces survey the site of a suicide bomb attack at the entrance of the Pakistan Aeronautical Complex in Kamra, about 75 km northwest of Islamabad, October 23, 2009. — Reuters
Friday, 23 Oct, 2009||updated at 2.30 PST

ISLAMABAD: A suicide bomber struck near a major air force complex in northwestern Pakistan Friday, killing seven people as the army pressed ahead with a major anti-Taliban in close to the Afghan border.

The attack happened outside the Pakistan Aeronautical Complex (PAC) in Kamra Cantt, DawnNews reported.

‘There was a suicide attack and at least seven people have been killed,’ said district police officer, Fakhar Sultan.

‘Two Pakistan Air Force personnel are among those killed in the attack,’ he told AFP.

The attack was the latest in a wave of bombings and raids sweeping Pakistan targeting mostly security-related institutions that has killed more than 150 people.

The Pakistan Aeronautical Complex at Kamra is the country’s major air force maintenance and research hub.

Some foreign military experts have mentioned it as a possible place to keep planes that can carry nuclear warheads.

The army, which does not reveal where its nuclear- related facilities are, has denied that the facility is tied to the program in any way.

A lone suicide bomber on a bicycle blew himself at a check point on a road leading to the complex, around 30 miles from Islamabad.

Police officer Akbar Abbas blamed the Taliban for the attack. The seven dead included two security troops, while 13 people were wounded.

The complex at Kamra or its workers have been targeted at least once before. In December 2007, a suicide car bomber struck near a bus carrying children of Pakistan Air Force employees, wounding five of them.

15 hurt in Peshawar car bomb blast

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Rescuers help an injured man at a bomb blast site in Peshawar on October 23, 2009. — AFP

Updated at: 1400 PST, Friday, October 23, 2009

PESHAWAR: Fifteen people sustained injuries in a remote control car bomb blast happened in Peshawar’s posh locality of Hyatabad.peshawar10-23-2009_89765_l

Sources said the explosion occurred in a car parked outside a restaurant in Phase 2 of Hyatabad. Gunshots were also heard after the blast. Police officials and rescue workers reached at the blast site and shifted wounded persons to Hyatabad Medical Complex. Police have cordoned off the area. Law enforcement agencies have arrested a suspected man and shifted him at undisclosed location for interrogations.

The sources of Bomb Disposal Squad said the blast carried out through remote control device in which 40 kilograms of explosive was used.

Fierce fighting in Waziristan; toll passes 160

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The military said it secured the ridge of Shishamwan behind Kotkai, after an ‘intense engagement’ allowing troops to besiege Kotkai from the east. — File photo

Friday, 23 Oct, 2009|| updated 1300 PST

  ISLAMABAD: The military said Friday that the death toll in a major military assault on the Taliban in Waziristan rose to more than 160 on the seventh day of intense fighting in the region.

Thirteen militants, including six Uzbeks, have died since the last death toll, bringing the overall number of insurgents killed to 142, a statement said.

In addition, two soldiers have been killed in the offensive around South Waziristan, where authorities say scores of al-Qaeda and Taliban-linked attacks have been masterminded, bringing the overall number of dead soldiers to 20.

Death tolls are impossible to confirm independently with the area closed and all communication lines down.  Read More………

Security forces kill 19 militants in Kyber, Mohmand, Dir

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Updated at: 2045 PST, Friday, October 23, 2009

PESHAWAR: Security forces have killed 19 militants and arrested 41 suspected terrorists in Khyber Agency, Mohmand, and Lower Dir.

In an operation security forces killed 4 terrorists and destroyed 4 vehicles at Gorgari in Kyber Agency, FC media cell reported.

Meanwhile, 25 suspected terrorists were detained during a search operation in Shalobar, Tehsil Bara.

Security forces also conducted operation in Mohmand Agency, killing 15 insurgents and injuring 14 at Kozchanari, Ghanamshah and Ziarat.

Two shops and ten terrorist hideouts were also ruined in the operation, while 14 terrorists have been caught at Lal Qila and Mira Mai, in Dir district.

Courtsey:  Dawn, The News, AFP, AP.