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Quetta Youm-al-Quds rally attacked

Posted on 03 September 2010 by PakBee - Total hits: 4,701

Quetta Youm-al-Quds rally attacked, Geo News correspondent injured

QUETTA: A blast in Youm-al-Quds rally at Meezan chowk in Quetta has injured many while casualties were feared, Geo News reported.

Geo News cameraman Imran Mukhtar has also been injured, correspondent Salman Ashraf told anchorperson.

Correspondent also said that several casualties were feared because of high intensity blast. Rescue teams have reached the spot and the injured were being shifted to the hospitals.

Police have earlier tried to stop the rally at an earlier point citing security concerns but the participants refused to stop there.

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Angelina Jolie in Pakistan (Pictures)

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Angelina Jolie in Pakistan (Pictures)

Posted on 01 September 2010 by PakBee - Total hits: 18,628

Angelina Jolie was in Pakistan last days as a Goodwill Ambassador of UNHCR. It was her second trip to a nation where a visit by Hollywood Celebrity seems inconceivable. First we used to pigeonhole the visit of officials in Pakistan on regional basis, but now I have to do that on professional basis. Many doctors or foreign spiritual leaders might have visited Pakistan but the visit by Angelina Jolie left a human touch. Covering herself with grime and climbing on a truck does seem Hollywood style but it happened in Afghan refugee camps. Seldom does our representative leader, visit these camps, even imported diplomats do it with gauzed hands, with the breath of bad air kept away. Polluted camps were no breaker to Tomb Raider lady […]

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Lahore Triple Blasts leave 18 dead, 157 injured

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Lahore Triple Blasts leave 18 dead, 157 injured

Posted on 01 September 2010 by PakBee - Total hits: 6,525

LAHORE: Eighteen people were killed and at least 157 others injured, some of them critically, in three blasts that ripped through a procession on the occasion of Yaum-e-Ali in Lahore on Wednesday.

DCO Lahore confirmed 18 people’s death while at least 157 , including women and children were shifted to hospitals. Twenty-five to 30 of the injured are said to be in serious condition.

A police constable was also killed in the blasts, CCPO Lahore said.

A banned organization Lashkar-e-Jhangvi Al-Almi claimed responsibility of the deadly blasts.

The first blast that occurred in the middle of the procession at Karbala Gaame Shah was followed within minutes by two high intensity suicide blasts at Bhaati Chowk, police sources confirmed.

Commissioner Lahore said that the second and third blasts were suicidal and that a head of one of the suicide bombers has been recovered.

Relief and rescue efforts kick started after blasts and dozens of injured, including women and children were shifted to different medical facilities including Meo Hospital.

Later, the participants of the procession and enraged people pelted police vehicles with stones and damaged public property. A TV footage showed a motor cycle and furniture burning with rising flames.

President Asif Ali Zardari and Prime Minister Yusuf Raza Gilani strongly condemned the blasts and ordered the concerned authorities to carry out investigation.

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