Posts Tagged ‘suicide attack’

Many killed in deadly Jihadi Blast at Quetta, Pakistan.

September 8, 2011

A Jihadi hell always stays in Pakistan

Many killed in Pakistan’s Quetta blast.


Source : World Bulletin – The attack targeted and wounded a brigadier of a paramilitary unit involved in Pakistan’s capture of Younis al-Mauritani and two other al Qaeda operatives in Quetta in an operation announced on Monday.

Suicide bombers targeting a paramilitary brigadier killed at least 20 people in the Pakistani city of Quetta on Wednesday, apparently to avenge the capture of an al Qaeda leader, a security official said.

The attack targeted and wounded a brigadier of a paramilitary unit involved in Pakistan’s capture of Younis al-Mauritani and two other al Qaeda operatives in Quetta in an operation announced on Monday.

“Our fidayeen (suicide bombers) have carried out this attack. It is a revenge for the arrests of our brothers in Quetta,” Taliban spokesman Ehsanullah Ehsan told Reuters by telephone from an undisclosed location.

“If they make more arrests then the reaction will be much more forceful.”

“This (Wednesday’s) attack has all the hallmarks of the Taliban. It seems to be revenge for the arrest of al-Mauritani,” said a senior security official.

Intelligence officials put the death toll from the Quetta attack at about 25. Sixty-one people were wounded.

The head of one of the suicide bombers had been found, and the features indicated he may have been from Afghanistan’s Tajik ethnic group, said the senior security official.

One of the suicide bombers blew himself up in a vehicle packed with explosives near the car of the deputy head of the paramilitary Frontier Corps in Baluchistan, Farrukh Shehzad.

Shehzad’s wife was killed, police said.

The other suicide bomber struck inside his house. The dead also included a colonel in Pakistan’s paramilitary forces and seven of Shehzad’s guards. The explosions brought down the walls of his house and nearby offices.

~eReuters.

Afghan behaind Quetta Blast.

ANITA JOSHUA | THE HINDU.

As many as 24 people were killed and 70 injured in two suicide attacks in quick succession at the residence of the Deputy Inspector General (DIG) of the Frontier Corps (FC) in the high security Civil Lines area of Quetta on Wednesday morning.

According to the police, the first suicide bomber rammed his car into a FC vehicle parked outside the DIG’s residence. In the melee that followed, the second bomber entered the residence and detonated himself. The dead includes the wife of the DIG and a FC officer.

Since the house is located near the Commissioner Office, traffic was heavy at the time of the attacks and several security personnel — present in the area in strength in view of the restive nature of the entire Balochistan province — were killed in the twin blasts.

An identification card retrieved from the remains of one of the bombers revealed him to be an Afghan national. Given the intensity of the blasts and the nature of injuries sustained by some of those battling for their lives in hospitals across the city, police fear that the death toll could rise.

The Taliban have reportedly claimed responsibility for the blasts. The attack is being linked to the role played by the FC in nabbing three al-Qaeda operatives in Quetta recently. The announcement of their arrest was made on Monday by the Army without disclosing when exactly the trio were picked up.

According to the Army, the FC had coordinated with the ISI in the “intelligence driven operation” to nab the three operatives including Younis Al Mauritani who was reported to have been tasked directly by Osama bin Laden to target U.S. and European economic facilities. The Army also acknowledged the technical support provided by the CIA in these arrests.

U.S., U.K. condemn

The U.S. and the U.K. have condemned the attacks through their respective diplomatic missions in Islamabad. In a statement, the U.S. Embassy said: “Nothing can justify immoral and indiscriminate attacks against innocents including Pakistan’s security forces.” Saluting Pakistan’s “brave security forces”, the statement reiterated U.S. resolve to stand with the people of Pakistan as they work for a future free of the violence and destruction wrought by al Qaeda and associated groups.

British Foreign Secretary William Hague in a related statement described the attack as a stark reminder of the threat Pakistan faces from terrorism. “The UK is committed to standing together with Pakistan in the fight against terrorism in all its forms and we will continue to work together to counter this threat.”

Courtesy : AP | Reuters | World Bulletin | The Hindu | Agencies.

Suicide attack of Islamists kills one police officer, three others including two children and injured 11 others in NWFP.

January 23, 2010

Paramedics and family members attend to a girl, wounded in a suicide attack

in Tank, at a hospital in Dera Ismail Khan, located in NWFP. –Photo by Reuters

Suicide attack kills police officer,two children and one other in NWFP

Saturday, 23 Jan, 2010||Safar 07, 1431.

PESHAWAR: A suicide car bomb attack by the Islamists killed at least four people and injured 11 others in a town in troubled northwest Pakistan on Saturday, police said.

The attack took place close to a police station in Gomal, 25 kilometres south of the city of Tank, neighbouring the Taliban stronghold of South Waziristan where Pakistani troops are battling militants.

“The bomber struck … outside the police station, killing one policeman and three passers-by including two children,” district police chief Ejaz Abid told AFP.

He said 11 people including five policemen, three passers-by and three prisoners in the police lock-up were injured.

“This was a car bomb attack, which is a reaction to the ongoing operation in South Waziristan region,” Abid added.

Pakistan’s military has been focusing its most ambitious military offensive yet against homegrown Taliban militants in the tribal region, deploying about 30,000 troops on October 17.

Another senior police official Ghazanfar Hussain also confirmed the incident and casualties.

“I was busy in routine desk work inside the police station when a large blast rocked the entire building,” Hussain said.

He added that one of the outer walls of the police station collapsed from the impact of the blast while big cracks appeared in other rooms of the building.

Death toll climbs to 95 in Lakki Marwat blast in volleyball ground in Pakistan.

January 2, 2010

Pakistan volleyball bombing kills 95 including many minors.

LAKKI MARWAT: The 88 victims of Lakki Marwat suicide blast have laid rest as the toll reached to 95.

The blast-affected people are waiting for the government assistance under open sky in extreme cold since last night, Geo News reported Saturday.

The huge blast was Pakistan’s deadliest in more than two months, triggering the collapse of more than 20 houses, some with families inside, in a village bordering a Taliban stronghold, officials said.

The bomber detonated his explosives-packed vehicle as fans gathered at a volleyball court to watch two local sides face off in the village of Shah Hasan Khan, in Bannu district, bordering Taliban stronghold South Waziristan.

The work regarding removal of the debris is in progress today on the second day of the blast, as three more bodies have been recovered from under the rubble raising the blast tally to 95.

The blast-affected people said the government has not provided them any aid thus far and they had to spend the night under open sky. The local people are seeing about the arrangements for foods under self-help.

DPO Lakki Marwat Ayub Khan said the deceased in the blast include two police, six FC personnel, six women and children. Also four boys of the same family died in the blast.

According to eyewitnesses, at least 400 people were present there during the match.


The injured were rushed to the District Headquarters Hospital; some injured were taken to Bannu District Hospital and Peshawar.

A three-member committee has been instituted for the probe into the suicide blast. Also, an FIR has been registered in Lakki Marwat police station in Hasan Khel against unidentified saboteurs under Explosive Act, Clause-302 and other clauses.

Police said the bomber drove a truck packed with explosives onto the sports field in Laki Marwat, The Times of London reported. The confirmed death toll climbed rapidly during the day with the Sources putting it at 95. Most of the victims were children as young as 12, the newspaper said.

Anwer Khan, 18, told The Times he saw a black pick-up truck head toward the spectators. “A giant flame leaped toward the sky,” Khan said. “There was bright light everywhere, just like a flash, and then a very huge blast shook everything. Two pellets hit my forehead and blood started flowing.”

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.