Two blasts rock Peshawar; 32 dead, 90 injured

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    Twin blasts kill 35, injure over 100 in Pakistan

    Twin blasts kill 35, injure over 100 in Pakistan


    A twin bomb attack at a supermarket in Pakistan's northwest city of Peshawar late Saturday night has so far claimed 35 lives and injured over 100 others, said local officials on Sunday.
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    People transfer an injured person to a hospital in Peshawar, northwest Pakistan, June 12, 2011. [Saeed Ahmad/Xinhua]
    Rescue team members and hospital sources said that the death toll could further rise as there could be still some people trapped in the debris of the collapsed buildings following the blasts and many of the injured admitted to the local Lady Reading hospital were still in critical conditions.

    The attack came at about 23:50 p.m. local time Saturday when a first bomb, which was relatively small in intensity, went off at the Khyber market in the downtown area of Peshawar, leaving three people injured.
    As the rescue team rushed to the blast site, a 17-year-old suicide bomber rammed his motorcycle laden with an estimated 10 kg of explosives into the crowds of the people gathering at the site, killing many people right on the spot.
    Over 20 shops near the blast site were destroyed. A two-storied hotel collapsed following the huge blast and many people inside the hotel were buried under the debris.
    Some local media office buildings near the blast site were also damaged. At least one journalist was killed and three other media personnel were injured in the explosion.
    The blast also triggered off a big fire, which burned to death at least three people.
    During the search operation following the blasts, police have arrested three suspects and the bomb disposal squad has found the head of the suicide bomber on the spot.
    Shortly after the twin blasts, Pakistan Taliban have claimed responsibility for the attack.
    Both Pakistani president and prime minister have strongly condemned the terrorist attack.
    Saturday night's twin bomb attack in Peshawar is the most serious of its kind in Pakistan since this month. Following the killing of the al-Qaida chief Osama bin Laden by the U.S. special task forces in Pakistan on May 2, both al-Qaida and Pakistan Taliban have vowed to avenge the death of bin Laden.
    Since then Pakistan Taliban have launched a serious of terrorist attacks in the country, including a twin suicide bomb attack at a training center of armed border police forces in Charsadda in northwest Pakistan on May 13, which killed 98 people and injured more than 140 others.
    On May 20, a bomb attack was reported in Peshawar. The target was the diplomats of the U.S. consulate in the city. During the attack two U.S. diplomats were injured and several others were killed.
    Two days later, on late night of May 22, Pakistan Taliban launched a surprise attack at a naval air base in Pakistan's southern port city of Karachi, which killed 13 security personnel, destroyed two U.S.-made P3C Orion surveillance planes and one helicopter.
    On May 26, 36 people were killed and over 50 others injured in a suicide blast in Pakistan's northwest city of Hangu. Most of the killed and injured were police.
    Local watchers believe more bigger terrorist attacks could follow in the country in the near future.


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    So its either by drones, or by bomb blast, pakistanis are destined to bite dust. And as if that was not enough pakistani army every now and then kills innocents for nothing.
     
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    Rest in peace people. :pray:
     
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    It's best we don't make a new thread every time a terrorist attack happens in Pure Land, as they happen multiple times every week. We should confine reports of these terrorist attacks to the thread that Sikh Warrior posted.

    Our forum should not be flooded with these types of threads.
     
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    Two blasts rock Peshawar; 32 dead, 90 injured

    PESHAWAR, June 11: At least 32 people were killed and over 90 others injured when two blasts ripped through a market in Peshawar late on Saturday night.

    According to police and eyewitnesses, a small blast took place just after midnight which drew rescue workers, police and journalists to the place. A few minutes later a big explosion rocked the cantonment’s Khyber Super Market, a commercial and residential area. Two of the six journalists injured in the second blast later died in hospital. One of them was identified as Asfandyar Chamkani.

    The dead and injured were taken to the Lady Reading Hospital. The condition of 21 injured was stated to be critical.

    Agencies add: “One of the blasts was quite big but I can’t say about the nature of the blasts,” police official Ejaz Khan said.

    Another police officer, Dost Mohammed, said initial reports suggested the second blast was caused by explosives placed in a vehicle and detonated by remote control. The source of the first explosion is still unknown.

    The attack took place across the street from the offices of the top political agent to Khyber. Housing for army soldiers is also nearby.

    Police said they were investigating the cause of the blasts.

    Two blasts rock Peshawar; 32 dead, 90 injured | Newspaper | DAWN.COM
     
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    Taliban denies deadly Pakistan market blasts

    Pakistan's Taliban has denied responsibility for twin bomb blasts that ripped through a crowded market in the north-western city of Peshawar yesterday, killing 39 people and injuring dozens.

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    Pakistani paramedics treat a young injured bomb blast victim at a hospital in Peshawar. ​


    The attack, one of the deadliest in a series to hit Pakistan since US Navy Seals killed Osama bin Laden in May, devastated the Khyber Super Market district which includes a hotel, shops and student accommodation.

    A small initial blast about 11:30pm local time on Saturday drew onlookers and emergency services before a second more powerful blast, believed to be from a suicide strike, detonated and was heard for miles around.

    "[The] death toll has risen to 39 in the blasts as four wounded people died in hospital," said senior local police official Ijaz Khan.

    Mr Khan said the explosions were just four minutes apart.

    "The first blast was quite small but as people gathered close to the site of the explosion, the second one, which was real big one, went off."

    Those killed included two journalists working for the English-language newspapers, Pakistan Today and The News.

    Abdul Hameed Afridi, chief doctor at Peshawar's main Lady Readings hospital, confirmed the death toll and said 108 wounded were brought to the hospital overnight, with 47 of them admitted for treatment.

    But the Pakistani Taliban, who have vowed to carry out attacks to avenge bin Laden's death, denied any role in the bombing and said they target only the government and military.

    "We did not carry out this attack in Peshawar. It is an attempt by foreign secret agencies who are doing it to malign us," Taliban spokesman Ehsanullah Ehsan said via phone.

    "We do not target innocent people. Our targets are very clear, we attack security forces, government and people who are siding with it."

    Nearly 4,500 people have been killed across Pakistan in attacks blamed on Taliban and other Islamist extremist networks based in the nearby tribal belt since government troops stormed a radical mosque in Islamabad in 2007.

    The latest Peshawar bombing badly damaged six shops and the hotel. Pieces of human flesh, along with debris including smashed crockery and broken furniture from the hotel, were scattered outside.

    "The first blast was triggered by a timed device planted in the bathroom of the hotel while a suicide bomber riding a motorbike blew himself up near the hotel," said bomb disposal chief Shafqat Malik.

    "We have found a head and some other body parts of the bomber from the attack site."

    Television footage showed ambulances rushing to the scene and taking away the injured, as well as the bodies of the dead.

    "I was parking my car near the hotel when the first blast took place. I rushed to the hotel to see nature of the explosion when the second bomb went off with a big bang," said local journalist Safiullah Mehsud.

    The twin attacks came a week after Pakistan's Al Qaeda commander Ilyas Kashmiri, one of the network's most feared operational leaders, was believed to have been killed in a US drone strike in South Waziristan tribal region, near the Afghan border.

    Nearby Peshawar is the gateway to Pakistan's rugged north-west tribal region, the stronghold of Taliban and Al Qaeda linked militants.
     
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    REPOST!

    please search and look for news already posted!
     
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    we should prevent these terrorists, if the Pak Dis-integrate, they will be next to our borders and we would become next target.....
     
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    Threads merged.

    Please do not start new threads when it already exists.
     
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    policies of Pak govt is responsible of death of innocent citizen of bhekharistan
     

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