Posts Tagged ‘Peshawar blast’

Talibans attacked Adezai funeral prayers in Pakistan. Targeted bombing kills 36, injured 100.

March 9, 2011

Blast in funeral procession kills 36 in Peshawar; Taliban claim responsibility and delighted with Allah ho Akbar….

PESHAWAR: Now Talibans in Pakistan are delighted with the arrangements of many funeral at a time through the holy blast in funeral prayers. A teen aged male suicide bomber attacked a funeral procession in Adezai on Wednesday (9th March 2011) killing at least 36 people and injuring 100 others, Agency News reported.

The suicide bomber was targeting members of an anti-Taliban militia attending funeral prayers for the wife of a militiaman in Adezai village, near Peshawar that leads to the border tribal regions, DCO Peshawar, Siraj Ahmed, said.

The attacker mingled with the mourners before setting off his explosives, Ahmed said.

“People had gathered and had just started praying when a boy walked in and blew himself up,” survivor Mohammad Eman told Geo News.

Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan claimed the responsibility of attack.

Bloodied shoes and caps littered the ground where the attack took place, on the outskirts of the city, as stunned survivors milled around or bundled the wounded into trucks and away to hospital, television images showed.

The Pashtun elder whose relative was being buried on Wednesday is involved with a pro-government militia force. It was not immediately clear if he had been killed or wounded in the explosion.

Taliban claim responsibility

The Pakistani Taliban claimed responsibility for the assault.

Taliban spokesman Ahsanullah Ahsan said the insurgents targeted the militiamen because they were allied with the Pakistani government and, effectively, the United States.

”We will carry out more such attacks if they did not stop their activities,” he said via phone from an undisclosed location.

The attack came a day after militants set off a car-bomb at a natural gas filling stationin the central city of Faisalabad killing at least 25 people and wounding about 125.

Pakistani Taliban fighting to bring down the government claimed responsibility for that attack.

Pakistan has seen a wave of bombs in the past three years, many in the northwest near the border with Afghanistan, where the military is battling al Qaeda-linked Pakistani Taliban insurgents.

The army says that several military offensives have weakened the militants but bomb attacks are still common.

Courtesy : DawnNews | The News | Agencies | AP.

Peshtakhara Bala Mosque blast on Friday.11 killed 30 injured in two terror attacks in Pak.

October 24, 2010

Officer, soldiers among 11 killed in two terror attacks in Pak, one upon paramilitary convoy and one upon mosque.

ANI REPORT

Peshawar: A lieutenant-colonel, five soldiers and five civilians were killed in bomb attacks on a paramilitary convoy in Orakzai Agency as well as a mosque near Peshawar.

Lt-Col Mohammad Yousaf and five soldiers were killed, while two were injured in the convoy attack, the Dawn reported.

Although the area was cordoned off and a search operation was carried out, no arrest could be made.

In another incident, at least five people were killed and thirty injured in the bomb attack on the main mosque of Peshtakhara Bala near Peshawar. Most of the injured were young men and children.

Peshawar Police Chief Liaquat Ali Khan told reporters that the explosive device was placed beside a pillar in the veranda, and was detonated by a remote control.

He noted that while security had been beefed up around all the mosques in bazaars and congested areas, securing such places in villages was almost impossible.

He said that the attacker apparently entered the mosque when worshippers were gathering for Friday prayers. The explosion took place at about 1.55 pm when people had started leaving. In view of the situation, people should set up local peace committees, keep an eye on suspicious people and provide information about their movement to police, he added.

Senior provincial minister Bashir Ahmed Bilour said that terrorists, who were in disarray because of action taken against them, had started attacking innocent people in places of worship.

The government was determined to continue to mount pressure on terrorists till their elimination, he said, while announcing a compensation of 300,000 rupees for each deceased and 100,000 rupees for the injured.

Cantonment Circle SP Shafiullah Khan disclosed that a search operation had been launched in the area close to Khyber Agency.

ANI

Courtesy : AP||ANI||DAWN.

Chief of Frontier Constabulary killed in suicide attack

August 4, 2010

Sifwat Ghayoor, Chief of Pakistan Frontier Constabulary killed in suicide attack

PESHAWAR: Commandant FC Sifwat Ghayur along with at least four guards has been killed in a powerful suicide blast in Peshawar area of Saddar, Geo News quoted SP Cantt Wednesday.

The SP Cantonment said the suicide bomber targeted the FC vehicle, adding the injured have been shifted to LRH.

The blast occurred at Deens Chowk, a usually crowded commercial spot. The blast damaged at least three vehicles including one FC’s vehicle carrying Sifwat Ghayur, FC’s Commandant.

The FC Headquarters is situated near the blast site.

The Bomb Disposal Squad, police and other law enforcement agencies approached the area before long and put a security cordon around the blast site.

The firefighters are busy with efforts putting out the fire that encompassed the vehicles after the blast.

Courtesy : thenews.com.pk

Multiple blasts hits Peshawar. Militants tried to storm the US consulate in Peshawar. Death toll crossed 50, several injured.

April 5, 2010
A view of destruction caused by a suicide bombing near the US consulate in Peshawar on Monday, April 5, 2010. Militants attacked a US consulate with car bombs and grenades, hours after a suicide attack on a political rally in the region. –AP Photo/Mohammad Sajjad

Militants attack US consulate, ANP rally; 51 killed

updated on 6th April 2010||by alertpak.

PESHAWAR/TIMERGARA: Grenade and suicide attacks on the US Consulate in Peshawar and on a rally of the Awami National Party in Timergara killed 51 people and injured over 120 others on Monday.

Government and security officials said a squad of at least five suicide bombers armed with rocket-propelled grenades, guns and car bombs struck the outer security parameter of the heavily-guarded US Consulate from the main T-junction connecting the city with the cantonment and the highway to Afghanistan.

Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan has claimed responsibility for the attack.

Suicide Bomber blasted in ANP Rally

Forty-five people were killed and over 100 others injured when a suicide bomber set off explosives strapped to his body at a rally organised by the ANP to celebrate the renaming of NWFP in Timergara, about 170km from Peshawar.

According to eyewitnesses, the bomber in his early 20s blew himself up when a constable tried to stop him from proceeding to the centre-stage of the function.

Chief Minister of  Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa ( formerly NWFP ), Amir Haider Hoti announces three-days mourning after blasts.

Militants tried to storm the US consulate in Peshawar. Multiple blasts hits Peshawar.

Mon, 05 Apr, 2010 | Rabi-us-Sani 19, 1431
Peshawar : Six people, including four attackers, were killed when heavily armed militants in two vehicles tried to storm the US consulate in Peshawar on Monday, a Pakistani minister said. In a statement by the US Consulate General in Peshawar, the United States condemned the attack. According to the release, two Pakistani security guards employed by the Consulate General were among those killed in the attack. Pakistani Taliban militants claimed responsibility for the attack on the consulate.
Smoke billows following a huge bomb blast in Peshawar. -AFP Photo
Pakistani soldiers take positions following a huge bomb. -AFP Photo
Pakistani soldiers measure a crater near the U.S. consulate. -Reuters Photo
A Pakistani Army AH-1 Cobra attack helicopter flies over the site of a bomb blast. -AFP Photo
A US official examines the site of a suicide attack outside the US consulate. -AFP Photo
Pakistani security officials examine a damaged military building next to the US consulate. -Reuters Photo

3 blasts near US Consulate in Peshawar: 6 dead

Updated at: 1435 PST, Monday, April 05, 2010
PESHAWAR: A series of powerful explosions and gunfire rocked Peshawar area of Saddar on Monday as heavy grey smoke spewed into the sky, witnesses and a security official said.

The causes of the blasts were not immediately clear, said the security official and local residents.

At least six people were killed and some other injured in the blast; the bodies and the injured have been shifted to Lady Reading Hospital. Some other injured have been moved to the CMH as well.

Khyber Road where the US Consulate building is situated, is being air-monitored by the helicopters.

Television footage showed a heavy mushroom cloud and smoke rising into the air over the garrison part of the city, close to the US consulate and the Peshawar headquarters of Pakistan’s top spy agency, bombed last November.

Bursts of heavy gunfire could also be heard in the wake of blasts which a foreign news agency puts at five in number.

The Khyber Road, where the US Consulate is situated, has been closed.

The cameras of news channels were live covering the incident with security personnel on their positions, when two consecutive blasts occurred.

The series of these three blasts occurred within 20 minutes and shook the city followed by extreme firing. The second and third blasts occurred in vehicles.

The blasts were so intense that the mobile phones services were closed for some time.

Emergency has been declared in Peshawar Hospital.

The US Consulate official said the Consulate is gathering more information about the blasts.

In a statement by the US Consulate General in Peshawar, the United States condemned the attack.
Sources said that Pakistani Taliban militants claimed responsibility for the attack on the consulate.
Courtesy : DawnNews, TheNewsPak, Reuters, AFP, AP, Agencies.

Bomb blast injures ANP lawmaker

January 21, 2010

Police officials examine the site after a bomb blast in Peshawar.—AFP

Bomb blast injures ANP lawmaker

By Ali Hazrat Bacha|| Thursday, 21 Jan, 2010|| Safar 05, 1431

PESHAWAR: A roadside bomb injured an ANP member of the NWFP assembly and four other people on Wednesday.

Aurangzeb Khan was going to attend a programme organised to mark the death anniversary of Bacha Khan and Khan Abdul Wali Khan at the Nishtar Hall when his car was hit by a huge blast.

The car was destroyed and the legislator was taken by some people to the Lady Reading Hospital in a private vehicle.

According to a source in the hospital, Aurangzeb Khan underwent a minor operation in his left arm and his condition was stable. The blast destroyed his car and damaged the high transmission power line.

Off the other injured people, three were discharged after first aid and fourth was admitted to the hospital.

Peshawar’s DCO Sahibzada Mohammad Anees told reporters that the bomb placed in a culvert had been detonated by remote control.

A bomb disposal official told this correspondent that about 3kg to 4kg of explosives had been used for the blast.

CCPO Peshawar Liaquat Ali Khan said it was an attempt on the MPA’s life.

Aurangzeb Khan was elected from PF-1 constituency in a by-election on April 11. He was a joint candidate of ANP and PPP-P.

The seat fell vacant after his brother Alamzeb Khan had been killed by a terrorist bomb on Feb 11.

It was the third bomb attack on ANP’s legislators in about three months. Dr Shamsher Ali Khan was killed in a suicide attack at his residence in Swat on Dec 1 and Alamgir Khalil escaped a bomb attack outside his residence in Pawaka village in Peshawar on Jan 10.

Courtesy:DAWN,AFP & Others.