Posts Tagged ‘Swat Blast’

Suicide bomber kills again five in Swat :: Swat is no safe to the tourists anyway.

May 1, 2010

Scenic Swat Valley, once a tourist hub, has witnessed a spate of killings of tribal elders in the past few weeks. — Photo by AFP

Suicide bomber kills five in Swat

Sat, 01 May, 2010 | Jumadi-ul-Awwal 17, 1431

MINGORA: Suicide bomber killed five people in Swat Valley on Saturday, police said, fuelling fears of a Taliban comeback in the area a year after a major army offensive routed the group.

Pakistan says a series of security crackdowns that began in Swat hurt militants fighting to topple the government.

Renewed violence in Swat over the last few weeks has raised concerns that militants are regrouping in the area while the army tries to consolidate gains in other parts of the northwest and return displaced people to their homes.

Saturday’s attacker blew himself up in a hostel after being surrounded by government forces near Sohrab Khan market in the town of Mingora, 130 km (80 miles) northwest of the capital Islamabad, Swat police chief Qazi Ghulam Farooq told Reuters.

He said the bomber killed himself, three civilians and two militants who had been apprehended and lead government forces to the location. Another militant was shot dead by security forces in a raid at the site.

“The Taliban may be trying to come back. But there is no way we will allow it. We will catch them everywhere,” Farooq said.—Reuters

Courtesy : DawnNews, AFP and Reuters.

For each suicide blast, they praise to Allah. Allah ho Akbar !! And perhaps Allah recognises the sacrifices of his ardent soldiers.

March 13, 2010

Pakistani soldiers and police officials inspect the blast site after a suicide attack in Saidu Sharif, on the outskirts of Mingora on March 13, 2010. – AFP

Eleven killed again in suicide blast at Swat check-post

PESHAWAR: At least 11 people were killed in a suicide attack in Pakistan’s Swat valley on Saturday, a day after a series of bombings brought chaos and bloodshed to the city of Lahore, police said.

The bomber blew himself up in Saidu Sharif, on the southern outskirts of Mingora, the main town of Swat, where the military said several months ago it had quelled a Taliban uprising.

“A total of 10 people have been killed and 37 were wounded. It was a suicide attack,” senior police official Qazi Jamil told AFP by telephone earlier. Three security personnel and a nine year old child were also among the dead. The death toll went up a few hours later when the DPO confirmed that another victim of the blast had died.

“The suicide bomber was on foot. He was trying to enter the building and blew himself up after being stopped by police,” he said.

A spokesman for the army-run Swat media centre also confirmed the death toll and told AFP by telephone that two policemen and one soldier were killed.

The area was cordoned off by security forces and all shops and markets were immediately closed, residents said.

“Some 20 vehicles were also damaged in this blast. The bomber was carrying 15 kilograms of explosives,” Jamil added.

Courtesy : DawnNews and AFP.

Suicide bomber kills 17 police cadets in Swat as a must of Ramazan :: Truly Islamic !!!

August 31, 2009

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17 police recruits die in suicide hit

By: Ibrahim Khankhel | Published: August 31, 2009

MINGORA – At least 17 policemen were killed and 27 others injured when a suicide bomber blew himself up inside a police training camp in Mingora town of Swat Valley on Sunday.
The bomber entered the camp after climbing over the boundary wall and blew himself up when he reached amidst the policemen gathered there to receive training. Around 14 persons died on the spot while three others succumbed to injuries shortly after the incident. Approximately 27 were injured in the attack and some of them are in critical condition.
Some of the killed persons have been identified as Aftab Gul, Hazrat Yousaf, Anwar Khan, Rahmat Ali, Khaista Mohammad, Akbar Ali, Umar Bacha, Itbar Gul, Alam Khan and Azizullah.
The police training camp is located near Mingora Police Station.
Deputy Inspector General Police Malakand Range, Mohammad Idrees, while talking to media did not explicitly admitted that it was a suicide attack, but the eyewitnesses and other police personnel confirmed that it was a suicide attack.
Immediately after the attack, curfew was imposed in the city. The high-ups of law enforcement agencies reached the site and supervised the rescue activities.
Inspector General of Police, NWFP, Malik Naveed Khan, taking strict notice of suicide blast issued directive for immediate suspension of the SHO. He also ordered high-level enquiry for the incident and announced Rs 500,000 for each killed police personnel.
Reuters/AFP/Online add: The suicide attack left 17 policemen dead, a month after the Army claimed the area had been cleared of Taliban.
“The policemen were being given training in Mingora town when a suicide bomber entered the ground and blew himself up near the recruits,” Swat police chief Qazi Ghulam Farooq told AFP.
A senior administration official, Ateef-ur-Rehman, confirmed the attack and said there were a number of casualties, adding police had been put on high alert against more attacks.
Another local senior police official, Mohammad Idrees, said that a curfew had been imposed in Mingora, adding troops and police were patrolling the town and people quickly shut their businesses in fear of more bombings.