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One killed and eleven injured in mine and improvised bomb blast in North West Pakistan

March 23, 2011

Militants in Pakistan’s northwest often target police and other law enforcement agencies. — Photo by Reuters

Bomb blasts kill one, wound 11 in northwest Pakistan

PESHAWAR: Mine and bomb attacks targeting police in northwest Pakistan on Wednesday (23/03/2011) killed one person and wounded 11, including nine officers, police said.

One person was killed in a landmine blast in the Adezai area of Peshawar on Wednesday.

Sources said the landmine was planted near Maryamzai area of Matni. The explosion killed one and injured another person.

In the first attack a donkey cart went over a mine buried by the roadside on the outskirts of Peshawar, police said.

“Both the donkey cart owner and donkey were killed. Basically the mine was planted to target police,” Kalam Khan, a senior police official, told AFP.

A Van was patrolling the Doabad area of Hangu when it was blown up by an IED. PHOTO: FILE

In the second incident a remote control bomb hit a police patrol pick-up, injuring 11, in the village of Darsamand, in Hangu district.

“Nine policemen and two passers-by were wounded in this bomb blast. Taliban militants are responsible for this attack,” Abdur Rashid Khan, district police chief told AFP by telephone.

Hangu lies 150 kilometres south of Peshawar and has a history of sectarian clashes between Pakistan’s majority Sunni Muslims and minority Shias.

The area borders the tribal regions of Kurram and Orakzai, where entrenched militants oppose jobs and education for women.

Militants in Pakistan’s northwest often target police and other law enforcement agencies and are engaged in a campaign of violence against security forces in the country.

The bombings have been blamed on terror networks linked to the Taliban and al Qaeda.

More than 4,000 have died in suicide and bomb attacks across Pakistan since 2007.

Courtesy : Dawn | The Express Tribune | AFP | Agencies.

The Rule of Islam in Pakistan. The Greatness of Sharia to cut off hands. Talibani punishment of theft. Allah ho Akbar ! Allah ho Akbar !!

May 5, 2010

A Taliban court ordered the cutting off of the hands of the men after having found them guilty of theft, a police official said. -File Photo

Taliban cut off hands of three tribesmen

Wed, 05 May, 2010 | Jumadi-ul-Awwal 20, 1431

PESHAWAR: Taliban militants Wednesday cut off the hands of three alleged thieves in a troubled Pakistani tribal region, police and hospital officials said.

The incident took place in the remote Ghaljo village of Orakzai, which is controlled by the Taliban. “A Taliban court ordered the cutting off of the right hands of three local tribesmen in Orakzai tribal region after finding them guilty of theft,” a police official told AFP on condition of anonymity.

He said that the three men were later taken to the northwestern town of Kohat for medical treatment.

Hospital official Musa Khan confirmed the incident and said that doctors were trying to save the three men’s lives.

Orakzai is the latest district in northwest Pakistan’s semi-autonomous tribal area to have witnessed an anti-Taliban operation by the military, following US pressure to eradicate extremism.

Washington calls Pakistan’s tribal belt the global headquarters of Al-Qaeda and the most dangerous region in the world. Militants in the area are believed to be fuelling the nearly nine-year insurgency in Afghanistan. -AFP

Courtsey : DawnNews and Agencies.