Skip to comments.Huge blast heard in Pakistani city of Peshawar [2 bombs; Taliban claims responsibility]
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.
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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 borderwhere 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 Mehsudknown for training Taliban suicide bomberswarned 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.
12:48 PM PST | Sat, 26 Sep, 2009 | Shawwal 06, 1430
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.”
“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.”
“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.”
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“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.”
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.
“Im just glad to be way out in the burbs with my acres and my dog and my guns.”
How true. couldn’t have put it better myself. Cheers to that!!!!
I don’t understand. This was supposed to stop once Obama got elected. Mmmmm, mmmmm, mmm....
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).
huge HUGH explosion.
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