Five blasts rock Pakistan

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  1. chex3009

    chex3009 Regular Member

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    Five blasts rock Pakistan

    ISLAMABAD: A suicide bomber blew up a truck packed with 500 kg of explosives inside a tunnel in Pakistan's northwestern region, killing eight people early Saturday, while more than 25 people were injured in four other bombings across the country, officials said.

    The first bombing took place soon after midnight in the Kohat tunnel that connects the cities of Peshawar and Kohat.

    The blast targeting the Kohat tunnel, linking Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province to Afghanistan, was carried out by a suicide car bomber, injuring five people.

    A second blast was carried out at a check-post outside the tunnel that killed seven people, including four security officials and two women, while 14 people were critically injured, Geo TV reported.

    A passenger bus waiting at the check-post was also damaged in the blast, while a portion of the tunnel was badly destroyed, the report said.

    Khalid Khan Omarzai, an official, said the truck was stuffed with around 500 kg of explosives and the bomber rammed it into the inner wall of the tunnel.

    The huge explosion led to an oil tanker outside the tunnel catching fire and exploding a few minutes later. The second explosion damaged several vehicles, he said.

    Officials at two hospitals in Kohat and Peshawar said they had received eight bodies and 14 seriously injured people.

    Following the blasts, security forces sealed the area and suspended all traffic across both sides of the tunnel, causing difficulties to the commuters.

    Terrorists have repeatedly targeted the Kohat tunnel, following a crackdown against militants in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa in 2006.

    Two back-to-back blasts later rocked the Bara market area of Khyber agency, Aaj TV reported.

    Local sources confirmed that a convoy of security forces was targeted in the blast, but the nature of the explosion could not be known, the report said.

    Initially, there were no reports of any casualties.

    Security forces blocked access to the blast site and curfew was imposed in the market area.

    Exchange of fire was also heard for some time after the blast, the report said.

    Another blast targeting a police van at Alamdar road in Quetta, capital of Balochistan province, injured seven people, including three children.

    Hamid Shakeel, deputy inspector general of police, said the terrorists used 6-7 kg of explosives in the blast.

    Pakistani security forces have been targeted by Taliban and al-Qaida militants ever since a crackdown was launched in the restive tribal areas bordering Afghanistan to flush out militants after the 9/11 terror attack.

    Report: Times of India
     
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    Tshering22 Sikkimese Saber Senior Member

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    500 kgs?! Damn! But why inside a tunnel? It did not cut off the supply route in any significant way.
     
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    smartindian Regular Member

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    i think terrorist planed to blow up the tunnel by clasping the tunnel completely so that they effectively cut off nato supply chain . fortunately, only a part of it has been collapsed,
     
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    chex3009 Regular Member

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    But the idea of blasting tunnel just can't erupt in some dumb pakistani terrorists, there ought to be some other hand involve here.
     
  6. Armand2REP

    Armand2REP CHINI EXPERT Veteran Member

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    Do you have to be a genius to come up with that idea when it is repeatedly stated as a target in the press?
     
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    In any terrorist organization only grass root and mullah type people are dumb and not so literate . there are many masterminds like David headley who know what they should know to successfully plan an attack. Leave aside terrorists DO you know that Maoists also employ many Graduates and engineers on a regular payroll ?
     
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    Its not stated so as to who was responsible for it to be targetted except terrorists!!!!
     
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    Some thing bigger and important expected from you guy common. God give strength to these freedom fighters. oh i forgot also 72 russian virgin girls.:D:D:lol::lol::lol:
     
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    Armand2REP CHINI EXPERT Veteran Member

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    Talibans come in many shapes and sizes, they watch news, read papers and such. They are not all illiterate Pakhtoons either, many of them are guided by educated Arabs.
     
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    Pakistan is a rocking country, so they will rock.
     
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    Interesting theory the Chinese would be keen to shut USA out of this area. No more interference in Gwadar port and loot the riches of Baluchistan.This is very possible.
     
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