Posted on 05 November 2010 by PakBee - Total hits: 1,583
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.
Posted on 05 August 2010 by PakBee - Total hits: 5,133
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.
Posted on 08 April 2010 by PakBee - Total hits: 842
PESHAWAR: A training aircraft of Army Aviation crashed near Peshawar’s suburbs of Tagman, media quoted police sources as saying Thursday.
According to military sources, the Pak Army’s training plane encountered a technical fault during its routine flight.
The pilot of the ill-fated plane, Rashid died on the spot.
According to police sources, the relief teams and ambulances soon arrived on the spot. Also, the relief of Pak Army arrived on the mishap site.
Police sources told no fatalities have been reported as the plane crashed in fields.
Posted on 11 December 2009 by PakBee - Total hits: 2,464
Following 2 photos are the scenes of 2 more cowardly attacks by the enemies of Pakistan in my Lahore and my Peshawar. Very sad and our prayers go to the innocents who got martyred. If anything, these cowardly acts are going to make our resolve stronger against the terrorists. Dawn coverage here and here.