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Huge blast heard in Pakistani city of Peshawar [2 bombs; Taliban claims responsibility]
Reuters ^ | Sept 26, 2009

Posted on 09/25/2009 11:22:10 PM PDT by rdl6989

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - A huge explosion rocked Pakistan's main northwestern city of Peshawar on Saturday, police and residents said.

"It was a very big explosion. I could see smoke rising from the scene," Asad Ali, a resident, said by telephone from Peshawar. Police said they were investigating.

A Taliban suicide bomber earlier crashed his explosives-laden truck into a police station in Bannu, also in northwestern Pakistan, killing six people and wounding 30, police said.

(Excerpt) Read more at reuters.com ...


TOPICS: War on Terror
KEYWORDS: bannu; blast; carbomb; globaljihad; homicidebombers; humanbombs; hussain; jihad; pakistan; peshawar; qarhussain; qarihussain; suicidebombers; taleban; taliban; truckbomb

1 posted on 09/25/2009 11:22:10 PM PDT by rdl6989
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To: rdl6989; Cindy

Bump


2 posted on 09/25/2009 11:24:09 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar (A mob of one.)
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To: rdl6989

Ruh roh.


3 posted on 09/25/2009 11:24:56 PM PDT by REDWOOD99
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To: G8 Diplomat

ping


4 posted on 09/25/2009 11:25:16 PM PDT by rdl6989
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To: rdl6989

Police say car bomb explodes in commercial area in northwest Pakistan; casualties are feared.


5 posted on 09/25/2009 11:25:21 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar (A mob of one.)
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To: rdl6989

Islam is a religion of peace


6 posted on 09/25/2009 11:28:41 PM PDT by Proud_USA_Republican ("The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.")
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To: Jet Jaguar
"Police say car bomb explodes in commercial area in northwest Pakistan; casualties are feared."

Things will get worse. We have king Obama The Lilly Hearted in charge.

7 posted on 09/25/2009 11:31:22 PM PDT by blackbart.223 (I live in Northern Nevada. Reid doesn't represent me.)
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To: Proud_USA_Republican

Islam is a boil on the rear of humanity that needs lanced.


8 posted on 09/25/2009 11:32:02 PM PDT by rdl6989
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To: blackbart.223

Obama the “leader” who cannot publish a National Security Strategy for the United States Military.


9 posted on 09/25/2009 11:33:51 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar (A mob of one.)
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To: Jet Jaguar

Work accident?


10 posted on 09/25/2009 11:33:56 PM PDT by Cindy
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To: Jet Jaguar

Sorry...looks like global jihad..I’ll watch for updates.


11 posted on 09/25/2009 11:35:05 PM PDT by Cindy
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To: Cindy

Time will tell.


12 posted on 09/25/2009 11:35:21 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar (A mob of one.)
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To: Cindy; All

At least four dead.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/8276072.stm


13 posted on 09/25/2009 11:37:17 PM PDT by rdl6989
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To: blackbart.223
We have king Obama The Lilly Hearted in charge.

I think you mean "lily-livered" ... "From the medieval belief that the liver was the seat of courage, and the pale color of the lily flower."

14 posted on 09/25/2009 11:39:26 PM PDT by dr_lew
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To: Jet Jaguar
"Obama the “leader” who cannot publish a National Security Strategy for the United States Military."

But he was a community organizer. That should make you feel safer.

Eyes open and keep your powder dry.

15 posted on 09/25/2009 11:42:07 PM PDT by blackbart.223 (I live in Northern Nevada. Reid doesn't represent me.)
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To: dr_lew
"I think you mean "lily-livered" ... "From the medieval belief that the liver was the seat of courage, and the pale color of the lily flower."

A reference to king Richard The Lion Hearted with a twist was my intention. Either way we know Obama is a puss.

16 posted on 09/25/2009 11:47:11 PM PDT by blackbart.223 (I live in Northern Nevada. Reid doesn't represent me.)
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To: rdl6989

Police: 2nd bomb goes off in Pakistan’s northwest

Police say a car bomb has detonated in a commercial district in Pakistan’s main northwestern city, killing four people and wounding dozens of others.
It was the second suicide car bombing to hit the restive region on Saturday. The Taliban has claimed responsibility for the first attack.

Police official Shaukat Khan says an attacker detonated the second bomb outside a bank affiliated with the army in Peshawar, the capital of North West Frontier Province. He says four have been killed and dozens hurt

Another suicide blast hit the province’s Bannu district earlier Saturday, killing at least six people and wounding nearly 70 others.


17 posted on 09/26/2009 12:04:40 AM PDT by Jet Jaguar (A mob of one.)
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To: Jet Jaguar

Reuters reports that the front-side of the building where the blast occurred has collapsed. Over two dozen cars have been destroyed.

http://twitter.com/BreakingNews


18 posted on 09/26/2009 12:23:57 AM PDT by rdl6989
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To: rdl6989

Thanks for the update.


19 posted on 09/26/2009 12:32:21 AM PDT by Jet Jaguar (A mob of one.)
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To: rdl6989

And it’s another one of those damned three AM phone calls bam won’t answer.


20 posted on 09/26/2009 12:34:33 AM PDT by MestaMachine (One if by land, 2 if by sea, 3 if by Air Force 1.)
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To: rdl6989

wo suicide car bombs killed at least 12 people and wounded dozens in separate attacks in northwest Pakistan on Saturday, just days after the Taliban warned more suicide strikes were coming if the military pressed forward with an army offensive.

Pakistan’s mountainous, lawless northwest region along the Afghan border—where the government holds little control—
An Associated Press reporter at the scene saw vehicles overturned by the blast, buildings gutted and glass scattered everywhere. Most of the casualties were customers in the bank or people loitering outside.

“We saw body parts in the car and our investigation confirms it was a suicide attack,” said Malik Shafqat, a police official in Peshawar.

A suicide blast also hit a police station in the province’s Bannu district earlier Saturday, killing at least six people and wounding nearly 70 others, police said. The Taliban claimed responsibility for that attack.

The latest strikes came two days after the Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan said it was ready to stage more suicide attacks in the region after it was ousted from the Swat Valley in July by an army offensive.

Qari Hussain Mehsud—known for training Taliban suicide bombers—warned of more attacks in an AP interview at a secret location in North Waziristan on Thursday, just hours before U.S. missiles hit the area and killed 12 people.

“We have enough suicide bombers and they are asking me to let them sacrifice their lives in the name of Islam, but we will send suicide bombers only if the government acts against us,” he said in the interview.


21 posted on 09/26/2009 12:36:10 AM PDT by Jet Jaguar (A mob of one.)
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To: All

photo included.

http://www.dawn.com/wps/wcm/connect/dawn-content-library/dawn/news/pakistan/03-huge-blast-heard-in-peshawar-ss-03

12:48 PM PST | Sat, 26 Sep, 2009 | Shawwal 06, 1430

“PAKISTAN
Blast in Peshawar leaves seven dead”

Saturday, 26 Sep, 2009

SNIPPET: “ISLAMABAD: A huge explosion rocked Pakistan’s main northwestern city of Peshawar on Saturday, police and residents said.

According to DawnNews, seven people have been killed and at least 20 people have been injured. The police said that the wounded were taken to CMH and Lady Reading Hospital.

The deadly blast, the second in the region within a matter of hours, ripped through a crowded area, near two banks, shops and a wedding hall on Mall Road, near a cantonment of army offices and residential quarters for commanders.”

SNIPPET: “The car bomb blast took place near a private bank in Peshawar Cantt where several cars were also destroyed.”

#

Photo included.

Previously...

http://www.longwarjournal.org/threat-matrix/archives/2009/09/taliban_suicide_bombing_master.php

“Taliban suicide bombing master Qari Hussain Mehsud speaks”
By BILL ROGGIOSeptember 25, 2009 12:33 PM

SNIPPET: “Scores of children train to become suicide bombers at a camp run by Qair Hussain in Spinkai, South Waziristan.”

SNIPPET: “Qari Hussain Mehsud, the cousin of slain Taliban leader Baitullah Mehsud, popped up from hiding and conducted an interview with the Associated Press. Qari Hussain is the Taliban leader who is known for running suicide camps that train children.”

SNIPPET: “Qari Hussain also gave a big nod to the jihadi leaders in Afghanistan and Pakistan:

Qari Hussain Mehsud also praised al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden and Afghan Taliban head Mullah Omar as heroes of Islam.”


22 posted on 09/26/2009 1:05:35 AM PDT by Cindy
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To: Jet Jaguar; Squantos; Oorang

http://www.cnn.com/2009/WORLD/asiapcf/09/26/pakistan.explosions/

“Deadly blasts kill 12 in Pakistan”

SNIPPET: “A dozen people killed in two bomb blasts, police say”
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan (CNN) — Saturday turned deadly in northwest Pakistan as a dozen people were killed in two powerful bomb blasts, police said.

Six people died when a police station in the Bannu district of North West Frontier Province was targeted by a suicide car bomb, police said.

SNIPPET: “The suicide bomber was in a truck packed with an estimated 160kg (353 pounds) of explosives, Iqbal said. Among the 55 people injured were 28 policemen and 27 civilians. Dozens of nearby shops and buildings were destroyed.”


23 posted on 09/26/2009 1:12:29 AM PDT by Cindy
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To: rdl6989

Thanks for the ping rdl6989 and I updated the thread.


24 posted on 09/26/2009 1:14:02 AM PDT by Cindy
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To: All

Note: Photo and video included.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/8276072.stm

Page last updated at 08:15 GMT, Saturday, 26 September 2009 09:15 UK

“Blasts rock north-west Pakistan”

SNIPPET: “At least 13 people have been killed in two suicide car bomb attacks in north-western Pakistan.

Seven people are reported to have been killed and dozens injured in a bombing in the city of Peshawar.

Earlier, a suicide car bomb in the town of Bannu also killed at least six people, police said.”

SNIPPET: “A Taliban commander who trains suicide bombers claimed responsibility for the Bannu attack in a call to Reuters on Saturday.

“The government was taking undue advantage of our silence,” said Qari Hussain, who claimed to be a spokesman for Hakimullah Mehsud.

“We will carry out more such attacks and these will be much more powerful,” he added.”


25 posted on 09/26/2009 1:20:56 AM PDT by Cindy
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To: Cindy

I’m just glad to be way out in the burbs with my acres and my dog and my guns.
Though there is some small consolation in the likelihood that terrorist attacks would target Democrat parasite nests (”cities”), the wind can take radiation fallout into civilized areas, and that is not good.


26 posted on 09/26/2009 1:29:03 AM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: Lancey Howard

“I’m just glad to be way out in the burbs with my acres and my dog and my guns.”

Ditto.


27 posted on 09/26/2009 1:30:25 AM PDT by Cindy
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To: rdl6989

How true. couldn’t have put it better myself. Cheers to that!!!!


28 posted on 09/26/2009 3:54:55 AM PDT by mountainsands
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To: rdl6989

I don’t understand. This was supposed to stop once Obama got elected. Mmmmm, mmmmm, mmm....


29 posted on 09/26/2009 4:05:51 AM PDT by FTJM
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To: AdmSmith; Berosus; bigheadfred; Convert from ECUSA; dervish; Ernest_at_the_Beach; Fred Nerks; ...
A Taliban suicide bomber earlier crashed his explosives-laden truck into a police station in Bannu, also in northwestern Pakistan, killing six people and wounding 30, police said.
The gov't should just put up or shut up. Put good old fashioned Islamic death sentences ("wanted dead or alive") on all who engage in anti-gov't terrorism. And just to let everyone know they're not kidding, roll into one of the border provinces and completely annihilate the rebellious dominant clan. As in, get rid of every last member of it. And pile the carcasses up to be devoured by buzzards. It puts the gov't in charge of who does and doesn't get to heaven (according to Muzzie stupidstition).
30 posted on 09/26/2009 5:04:59 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/__Since Jan 3, 2004__Profile updated Monday, January 12, 2009)
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To: rdl6989
A huge explosion

Correction: A huge HUGH explosion.

31 posted on 09/26/2009 8:01:50 AM PDT by SIDENET ("If that's your best, your best won't do." -Dee Snider)
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To: Pining_4_TX; Forgiven_Sinner; grey_whiskers; BlueDragon; LittleBillyInfidel; liberty75; wtc911; ...

Pakistan ۋﮧ۱م

FReepmail if you want on or off
32 posted on 09/26/2009 8:48:11 AM PDT by G8 Diplomat (To err is human, to think is Vulcan)
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