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Kohat Bomb Blast

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Kohat Bomb Blast

Posted on 05 November 2010 by PakBee - Total hits: 2,808

PESHAWAR: A suicide bombing demolished a mosque in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa during Friday prayers killing at least 40 people, provincial government officials said.

The blast occurred in Darra Adam Khel, a suburb of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa capital Peshawar.

“It was a suicide attack and there are 40 dead so far,” said Shahid Ullah, a senior provincial government official.

People were exiting the Waali Mosque following Friday prayers when the bomber attacked.

Video from the scene showed screaming women, white-bearded old men in blood-stained clothes and a child being wheeled into the emergency room of a nearby hospital.

Area residents said the bombing may have been part of a turf war between rival militant groups.

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Quetta Youm-al-Quds rally attacked

Posted on 03 September 2010 by PakBee - Total hits: 4,655

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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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: 6,463

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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FC Chief, 4 personnel killed in Peshawar suicide attack

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FC Chief, 4 personnel killed in Peshawar suicide attack

Posted on 05 August 2010 by PakBee - Total hits: 8,200

PESHAWAR: A suicide bomber killed Commandant Frontier Constabulary Siffwat Ghayur and at least four FC personnel in Peshawar’s Saddar area on Wednesday, Geo News reported.

According to sources the suicide bomber hit the vehicle of FC Commandant when he was leaving the office for home.

FC Cantonment, confirming the death of Siffwat Ghayur, said that four guards accompanying him were also killed in the attack.

The powerful blast injured 9 people including 3 policemen who have been shifted to Lady Reading Hospital.

The suicide bomber’s head has been found off Deens Center, usually a crowded commercial area where the blast occurred. Other vehicles present around the FC Chief’s were also damaged.

Gunshots were also heard immediately after the blast.

Heavy contingents of police and FC personnel reached the blast site and sealed the area for collecting evidence.

Siffwat Ghayur, considered to be an honest and valiant police officer, served as CCPO Peshawar before assuming the office of FC Commandant. The deceased, who also remained a Commandant of Police Academy for three years, played a significant role in maintenance of peace in Peshawar.

Senior Provincial Minister Bashir Bilour also reached the blast site and told the reporters that the blast was a suicide attack. He said the suicide bomber was in a taxi that struck the FC vehicle.

He said the terrorists are going berserk because they have failed to achieve their goals.

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Lahore Friday Blast

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Lahore Friday Blast

Posted on 12 March 2010 by PakBee - Total hits: 5,331

LAHORE: Five back-to-back blasts have happened in Iqbal Town of Lahore within the last 45 minutes, Geo News reported Friday.

All the five blasts have taken place in the premises of Iqbal Town.

The first blast occurred in an empty plot near crowded Moon Market in Kashmir Block. The second blast hit a car parked outside a house. The third blast occurred near Edhi Center in Kashmir Block located in Iqbal Town. The fourth blast has been reported outside the residence of a serving DSP again in Iqbal Tow.

No causality is reported din these attack. However, four people have received injuries.

It may be reminded here that dozens of people were killed in two blasts at Moon Market on December 7 last year.

Earlier, at least 39 people were killed when two suicide bombers blew themselves up in R A Market near security forces’ convoy.

Overall seven blasts have taken place in Lahore within 10 hours, killing 39 people and injuring 95 others.

The series of bomb blasts in the city has triggered panic and fear among the citizens.

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LAHORE: Three back-to-back blasts have happened in Iqbal Town of Lahore, Geo News reported Friday.

The third blast has occurred in near Edhi Center at Kashmir Block. However, nobody is hurt in the last blast.

Overall five blasts have taken place in Lahore within 10 hours, killing 39 people and injuring 95 others.

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