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Islamist Terrorists attacked again in Pakistan||Suicide Blast in Hangu, 23 Killed

April 20, 2009

Mon, 20 Apr, 2009 | Rabi-us-Sani 23, 1430

Bomber eliminates 23 troops in Hangu attack



By Abdus Sami Paracha|| The Dawn Media Group
Saturday, 18 Apr, 2009 | 10:16 PM PST | 10:54 PM PST |KOHAT

The country’s security apparatus suffered a devastating blow on Saturday when a suicide bomber rammed an explosives-laden vehicle into a military checkpost in Hangu, eliminating 23 soldiers.
Seven policemen, 10 security personnel and nine civilians were injured in the blast.
‘A suicide bomber rammed his explosives-laden vehicle into our check-post close to a police station in Doaba,’ a security official said. ‘We suffered the most casualties.’
Some officials said the bomber had rammed his vehicle into a Thall-bound military convoy in Doaba, on Hangu-Parachinar highway.
They said 11 vehicles, which were part of the convoy, had been destroyed in the attack, which happened not far from the army camp. The military, however, denied its convoy had been hit.
Eyewitnesses said security forces cordoned off the area and blocked the Kohat-Parachinar highway at Doaba and nobody was allowed to go near the scene of the explosion.
The army called its own bomb disposal squad from Thall Garrison. The check-post was located on the Hangu-Parachinar road, which remained closed for more than a year when militants blocked the artery to stop food and fuel supplies from reaching Parachinar, the Kurram Agency’s headquarters.
In another incident earlier on Saturday morning, one person was killed and three were injured in a blast in Malikabad area of Hangu bazaar.
The SHO of Doaba police station, Ammal Khan, and constable Asal Murad, who were sitting in a mobile van close to the army camp, were injured.
Police said the bomber had used 100kg of explosives. They blamed the Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan for the strike, but the banned militant outfit did not claim responsibility for the bombing.
The dead and the seriously injured were taken to the civil hospital in Hangu and the Combined Military Hospital in Thall, a police spokesman for the Kohat region said.
Preliminary reports suggested that the suicide bomber had come to the area on Friday and took up residence in Hangu. ‘It was in the knowledge of the terrorists that a convoy would pass through the camp on Saturday afternoon,’ a local said.
Hangu has seen bloodletting bred by sectarianism over the past two years. A total of 48 people had died in sectarian clashes during Muharram last year.
The military had carried out a major clean-up operation in Doaba in August last year to flush out militants who had infiltrated from nearby Kurram and Orakzai regions.
Helicopter gunships have been attacking suspected militant hideouts in Orakzai during the last couple of weeks. ‘Most of the casualties are security forces and some policemen have also been killed,’ a security official said.
‘The bomber was driving a pick-up truck which he rammed into a convoy passing by a security checkpost,’ senior police officer Fareed Khan said in Kohat.
President Asif Ali Zardari, who is in China attending an international economic conference, ‘condemned the attack and vowed to root out terrorism and extremism from the country’, the presidency said in a statement.
Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani ‘strongly condemned’ the incident, describing the suicide attack as ‘a cowardly act of terrorism’, his office said in a statement.

alertpak adds: Actually , the Police Check Post in Doaba, Hangu has been made into ruins and the contingent forces posted there were not prepared anyway to combat such Talibani disasters. No body from Talibani Forces or other Mujaheedin outfits did not claim this great credit so far. But the expert sources confirm that all these Talibani attacks , severe blasts or suicidal attacks are occurred out of design of Baitullah Mehsud , “ Blast once in Two Weeks” or Blast Twice in a Week” as far as practical. The disturbed zone of Hangu Districts is encompassed by some tribal areas like – North Wazirstan Orakzai, Kurram etc. On 15th April, 09 another blast tolled 16 lives including 10 police personnel in Harichand locality in Charas Adda. The Talibanis were successful to destroy an office of a NGO and a Cable TV Office through a big blast in NWFP on 16th April, 2009. So Baitullah is not only a man of words , He is also a man of deeds.

Some Details of Blast on 15th April ,2009
Islamabad, April 15,2009

At least 16 people, including 10 policemen, were killed and several more injured Wednesday in a suicide bombing in Pakistan’s North West Frontier Province, officials said.
The bomber rammed an explosives-laden vehicle into a police checkpoint in the Tangi area of the province’s Charsadda district, said Mohammad Yar, the district’s police officer.
“Nine policemen, including two officers, and six civilians died on the spot, while one officer succumbed to his injuries at the hospital” Yar told DPA.
He feared that death toll might increase as some of the around one dozen injured are in critical condition.
“I see here six civilian vehicles, all of them destroyed,” local journalist Sabaz Ali Tareen told DPA over telephone from the scene.
“It’s hard to believe that anyone on board these vehicles would have survived,” he added.
“The road is littered with human blood and flesh and I can still smell gunpowder,” Tareen said.
Last updated on Apr 15th, 2009 at 22:25 pm IST–DPA

Taliban Reign Of Terror Inside Pakistan

April 12, 2009

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Taliban will soon capture Islamabad, says Mullah Nazeer

MINGORA: Pakistani Taliban commander Mullah Nazeer Ahmed said in an interview with Al Qaeda’s media arm, Al-Sahab, that the Taliban would soon capture Islamabad.

Pakistani Taliban factions had united and would take their war to the capital, he said.

“The day is not far when Islamabad will be in the hands of the mujahideen.”

He accused the Pakistan Army of sending spies to facilitate US drone strikes against Al Qaeda and Taliban, and said Pakistani authorities were misleading the public by saying it was the United States carrying out the attacks.

“All these attacks that have happened and are still happening are the work of Pakistan,” he said, according to a transcript of the interview posted on Al-Sahab’s website.

Alarmed by deteriorating security in Afghanistan, the United States has since last year stepped up drone strikes in Pakistan. Pakistan objects to the strikes, calling them a violation of its sovereignty.

Mullah Nazeer Ahmed also blamed the Pakistani military’s Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) agency for sowing divisions between factions, saying the ISI was the Taliban’s main enemy.>>reuters


Pak Taliban fighters uniting to take over Islamabad: Reports

PTI | Islamabad

Taliban fighters from Pakistan’s restive Swat valley have begun extending their influence to other areas even as a top militant commander said that the rebels would also take over the federal capital.

Some 400 to 500 Taliban militants from Swat have taken over two villages near Buner, 100 km northwest of Islamabad, after two days of clashes with a ‘lashkar’ or tribal militia formed to stop their advance, TV channels reported today.

Militant commander Rizwan Bacha told Dawn News channel that Maulana Fazlullah, chief of the Taliban in Swat, had ordered them to remain in Buner despite calls from tribal elders for militants to leave the area. The Taliban have set up a base in Buner after torching several houses.

A group of clerics is mediating with the Taliban and tribal elders after the two sides agreed to a ceasefire in Buner. At least eight militants, two members of the lashkar and three policemen died in clashes that erupted after the Taliban moved into Buner on Monday.

Meanwhile, Pakistani Taliban commander Mullah Nazeer Ahmed said various militant factions had united to take over the federal capital.

“The day is not far when Islamabad will be in the hands of the mujahideen,” he said in an interview with Al Qaida’s media arm, Al-Sahab. Ahmed accused the Pakistan Army of sending spies to facilitate US drone attacks against Al Qaida and Taliban. He claimed Pakistani authorities were misleading people by saying it was the US that was carrying out the missile strikes.

He also blamed the Inter-Services Intelligence for sowing divisions between militants factions and said the spy agency is the Taliban’s main enemy.

Tensions ran high in the Buner region after gun battles between the local lashkar and militants over the past two days. The militants have rejected calls by the tribal jirga to leave Buner district.

Taliban spokesman Muslim Khan told BBC Urdu that nobody could oust the militants from Buner.

The militants have also occupied a police post and a government school. They have set up a camp in an area about four kilometres from the district headquarters of Daggar. A large number of people have left the area due to the violence.

Not so far Away… Days are coming Soon… Ulitimate Pakistan… Talibans Every Where.

March 10, 2009


The Grave Yard called Pakistan

March 7, 2009

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Suicide car blast in Pakistan; 11 killed

7 Mar 2009, 1205 hrs IST, AP

PESHAWAR: A bomb-laden car exploded Saturday in northwest Pakistan as police tried to pull a body from it, authorities said, killing 11 people amid

growing international concern over the nuclear-armed country’s stability.

The blast came days after gunmen brazenly attacked Sri Lanka’s cricket team in eastern Pakistan and preceded planned anti-government rallies involving the main opposition party, whose leader was recently barred from elected office.

The deepening political turmoil concerns US and other Western officials who need Pakistan to focus on fighting militants. Al-Qaida and Taliban fighters are believed to use pockets of Pakistan’s northwest as bases to plan attacks on US and NATO forces in neighboring Afghanistan, as well as against government and civilian targets in Pakistan itself.

British Foreign Secretary David Miliband said Friday it was “vital” for Pakistani politicians to stop feuding and “unite against the mortal threat that Pakistan faces, which is a threat from its internal enemies.”

Taliban and al-Qaida-linked militants have staged numerous attacks against security forces near the Afghan border, including a roadside bomb that killed three civilians and wounded four troops Saturday in the town of Darra Adam Khel. Still, the strike that killed seven policemen and a bystander near the main northwest city of Peshawar appeared to be the first to use a body as a lure.

Local police chief Rahim Shah said his men went to the Badaber area after an unknown caller told them a body was in a parked car. Residents and police recently evicted militants from the area, prompting threats of retaliation.

“They found the white car. They also saw a body inside, but when they were pulling it out, the car bomb went off,” Shah said, calling the setup a “new technique.”

Pakistan recently claimed victory in an offensive against militants in Bajur, one of the nearby tribal regions overlooking the Afghan frontier. Officials also say they are close to flushing militants from the adjacent Mohmand tribal area.

At the same time, Pakistan also has raised alarm bells in the West by engaging in peace talks with Taliban militants and agreeing to impose Islamic law in the nearby Swat region.

The rest of the country has not been immune from violence, as demonstrated by TUSay’s attack on the cricket team in Lahore. Heavily armed gunmen killed six police and a driver and wounded several players before fleeing USathed.

The assault bore some resemblance to November’s terrorist rampage in the Indian financial capital of Mumbai. The Pakistani militant group Lashkar-e-Taiba has been blamed for that attack, in which 164 people were killed.

The group’s chief spokesman, Abdullah Ghaznavi, on Saturday denied it was involved in the attack on the Sri Lankans. He blamed Indian spies, but offered no evidence to back that up.

“We consider it an attack on Pakistan,” he said.

The group also denies involvement in the Mumbai attacks, which spurred outrage in longtime rival India.

Indian Home Minister Palaniappan Chidambaram declared Friday that Pakistan could become a failed state and raised doubts about who was in charge in the Muslim-majority nation, according to a news report.

“In Pakistan, with regret, I would say we don’t know who is in control there whether it is the army or the president or the government,” the Press Trust of India news agency quoted Chidambaram as saying at a seminar. “It is not a failed state, but it is threatening to become one.”

The Sri Lankans were attacked in Punjab province, stronghold of Pakistani opposition leader Nawaz Sharif.

The federal government recently dismissed the provincial government, led by Sharif’s brother, after a court disqualified the Sharifs from elected office.

Their party intends to participate in a massive march on the capital in the coming week organized by lawyers calling for an independent judiciary.

An exceptional show of strength could hamper support for the federal ruling party, which is a year into its term as Pakistan’s first civilian administration in nearly a decade.

Input Courtesy : The Times of India, 08th March 2009

Suicide bomber kills 4 in NW Pakistan: Official

7 Mar 2009, 1954 hrs IST, AP

PESHAWAR: A government official says a suicide bomber killed four people at a mosque serving as a headquarters for a militant group in northwest Pakistan.
Official Sadiq Khan says five people were wounded in the Saturday afternoon attack in Tirah village in Khyber tribal area.
It was unclear what the motivation was behind the attack. Khan says the mosque was a headquarters for Ansarul Islam, a militant group. The group is a rival to another militant outfit in the area known as Lashkar-e-Islam.
Khan says the bomber tried to enter the mosque but blew himself up at the doorstep.
Al-Qaida, Taliban and other militants are prolific in northwest Pakistan, especially in the lawless tribal regions bordering Afghanistan.

Input Courtesy : The Times of India, 08th March 2009

Militants shoot down US drone in Pakistan: Officials

Agencies Posted: Mar 07, 2009 at 2021 hrs IST

Islamabad: A US drone was shot down by the Taliban militants in Pakistan’s South Waziristan tribal district bordering Afghanistan, officials and residents said.
The drone crashed in Angoor Adda area of South Waziristan, which has witnessed several missile strikes by pilotless aircraft as well as an incursion last year by US-led coalition forces from Afghanistan.
Officials of the local administration and residents told reporters in the area that the drone, which was flying at a low altitude, was shot down by militants.
Officials said they were searching the area for the drone’s wreckage.
However, military sources told TV channels that the drone could have crashed because of technical defects.
Chief military spokesman Maj Gen Athar Abbas said the reports about the drone crash were being investigated.
A drone had crashed near Angoor Adda in September last year.
Input Courtesy: Indian Express , 08th March,2009

Taliban bomb 17th century Sufi shrine in Pakistan for letting in women


5 March 2009, BBC

Sufi Shrine ‘blown up by Taleban’

Suspected Taleban militants in north-west Pakistan have blown up the shrine of a 17th Century Sufi poet of the Pashtun language, police say.

No casualties are reported but the poet Rahman Baba’s grave has been destroyed and the shrine building badly damaged.

Rahman Baba is considered the most widely read poet in Pashto speaking regions of Afghanistan and Pakistan.

The Taleban had warned they would blow up the shrine if women continued to visit it and pay their respects.

Historic popularity
Literary experts say the poet’s popularity is due to his message of tolerance coupled with a powerful expression of love for God in a Sufi way.

The BBC’s M Ilyas Khan in Islamabad says that his lasting appeal reflects the historic popularity of Sufism in South Asia.

But our correspondent says that his views are anathema to the Taleban, who represent a more purist form of Islam and are opposed to Sufism, preventing people from visiting shrines of Sufi saints in areas they control.

When the Taleban seized power in neighbouring Afghanistan in 1996, they locked Sufi shrines.

In Mohmand tribal region, the local Taleban captured the shrine of a revered freedom movement hero, Haji Sahib of Turangzai, and turned it into their headquarters.

Taleban leaders have said in the past that they are opposed to women visiting these shrines because they believe it promotes obscenity.

Residents of Hazarkhwani area on the eastern outskirts of Peshawar – where the shrine of Rahman Baba is located – say that local Taleban groups had warned that if the women continued to visit the shrine, they would blow it up.

Taliban bomb shrine for letting in women

6 Mar 2009, AGENCIES

PESHAWAR: Suspected Islamist militants in Pakistan blew up on Thursday the mausoleum of a 17th century poet revered in both Pakistan and Afghanistan, apparently because women visited the shrine.

Rehman Baba, a renowned Pashto language poet, is revered throughout North West Frontier Province and in neighbouring Afghanistan. “Four remote-controlled bombs planted by militants in the mausoleum went off, causing serious damage to its structure,” police official Anwar Zeb said. “However, The grave was not damaged by the blasts,” he added.

The explosions punched four large holes in the building and created wide cracks. A nearby tin shed had collapsed and the outer wall of the compound had also collapsed, said an eyewitness.

There was no loss of life in the blast, but it sparked a wave of anger among hundreds of Baba’s followers, including women who visit his mausoleum daily.

“The government cannot be pressurised by such tactics,” senior minister in the provincial government Bashir Bilour told reporters. “I am at a loss to understand why terrorists targeted shrine of a great poet like Rehman Baba,” he said, adding that the government would reconstruct the mausoleum and restore its glory.

Peshawar is close to Pakistan’s semi-autonomous tribal zones, which have been wracked by violence since Taliban and al-Qaida militants fled US-led invasion of Afghanistan in late 2001.

Who wiill deny the PAK-26/11 connenction next ?

February 28, 2009



DAY_1 // 27th February, 2009

    Pak back in denial mode on Kasab

KARACHI/NEW DELHI, Feb. 27: Pakistan returned to denial mode once again, with its navy chief Admiral Noman Bashir claiming there was no proof that Ajmal Kasab took the sea route from this country to carry out the Mumbai terror attacks.
“We have seen no evidence that confirms he went from Pakistan to Mumbai,” Admiral Bashir said here, contradicting his government’s admission two weeks back that the Mumbai attacks were “partly” plotted on its soil and launched from its shores. He added that if Indian claims in this regard were true, it showed the failure of India’s Navy and Coast Guard.
In New Delhi, home minister Mr P Chidambaram, asked for his reaction, said: “I am sure somebody else will refute him tomorrow.” He also indicated that India’s reply to Pakistan’s queries on the Mumbai attacks will be ready next week.
Meanwhile, Pakistan has sacked its special public prosecutor in the Mumbai attacks case, Sardar Mohammad Ghazi, for his controversial remarks on Ajmal Kasab. n PTI.
Courtesy :The Statesman News Bureau


DAY_2 // 28th February, 2009

    A day after, Pak Navy Chief says, India’s proof correct

Karachi: Adding to flip-flops over the Mumbai attacks, Pakistan’s Navy Chief retracted his statement that Ajmal Amir Kasab did not take the sea route and said he backed Interior Ministry’s report that nine terrorists had sailed from Karachi to launch the strikes.
Admiral Noman Bashir, who had on Friday contended that the Navy had no evidence to prove that Kasab took the sea route, said he was not contradicting Interior Ministry’s report on the Mumbai attacks.
“We have not been directly involved in the investigation, which is under the domain of the Interior Ministry. Therefore they are better equipped, they have better knowledge and information,” he said.
Interior Ministry Chief Rehman Malik had admitted on Feb 12, when Pakistan gave its response to Indian dossier, that the Mumbai attacks were ‘partly’ plotted on Pakistan soil and launched from its shores for which it has arrested six persons. Malik had said nine terrorists had travelled in three boats from Karachi to Mumbai.
“We have no contradictory opinion on the report prepared by them. Whatever evidence they have is correct. I won’t contradict it,” Admiral Bashir said.
“I had said (yesterday) that as Pakistan Navy chief I do not have any evidence. This does not imply that the Ministry of Interior (also) has no evidence,” the Navy Chief said.
Admiral Bashir’s remarks on Friday were rebuffed by India which said that this was part of ‘prevarications’ by Pakistan.
Asked about Bashir’s contention, Home Minister P Chidambaram said in New Delhi, “I am sure somebody will deny it tomorrow. This is part of prevarications”.

Courtesy : Indian Express Bureau

The Pakistani Nexus

February 3, 2009

Delhi serial blasts case: Six remanded to police custody

Mon, Feb 2,2009. 07:32 PM
New Delhi, Feb 02.2009.
Six suspected Pak Sponsored Indian Mujahideen terrorists were today remanded to two days police custody by a Delhi Court in connection with the September 13 serial blasts case here. Mohammed Saif, Zeeshan Ahmed, Saquib Nissar, Zia-ur -Rehman, Mohd Shakeel and Mohd Hakhim were produced before Chief Metropolitan Magistrate who sent them to police custody till February four.
All the six accused, who were in judicial custody after conclusion of their interrogation in connection with the Karol Bagh and Greater Kailash blasts, were today produced in the court after being formally arrested by the special cell in the Connaught Place blasts case. The special cell submitted that they wanted to quiz them to unravel their role in the case, registered with Connaught Place police station here.
Seeking five days custodial interrogation of the accused, the police submitted that they were required to be interrogated for the alleged planning and execution of the blast in the Connaught Place on September 13 which left with three people dead and 34 others injured. According to the police, Saif along with Zia and Sajid, already killed in Batla House encounter, had planted the bomb in dustbins near Regal Cinema and at children park under the Connaught Place police station while others were involved in the conspiracy.
The contention of the police was on the other hand strongly opposed by the counsel of the accused who submitted that they had already been in police custody in connection with the blast cases and had been interrogated at length by the investigating agency. PTI.
Source : Press Trust Of India. Published at Yahoo! News Beta