Aug 10

Islamabad mosque bomber identified, caught on CCTV

PAKISTAN UNREST ATTACKSISLAMABAD: The suicide bomber whose attack on a mosque in Islamabad was foiled on Friday has been identified as 28-year-old Zaka Ullah, CNBC Pakistan reported.

Sources said that Zaka Ullah was resident of Chak no. 239 of tehsil bhawana in Chiniot district of Punjab.

With seven sons in a local seminary, they said the terrorist had a religious family background.

On Friday, a video footage of the bomber was obtained by CNBC Pakistan from three CCTV cameras installed inside the mosque.

A major terrorism attempt was foiled on Friday afternoon when he was gunned down, by security guards while trying to enter a mosque in Bara Kahu, a village on the northeastern outskirts of Islamabad.

He could not explode his jacket. A guard was killed in an exchange of fire with the bomber before he was shot dead. – CNBC Pakistan

Jul 07

Lahore: Blast at Old Anarkali food street leaves 3 dead, 34 injured

Blast in LahoreLAHORE: At least three persons including a six year old girl were killed and scores more were injured when a bomb ripped through a packed restaurant in Old Anarkali area here on Saturday night,

Police said a timed device was used to detonate the bomb planted outside a restaurant in Old Anarkali’s food street.

“Around 5-6 kilogramme explosive was used in the bomb hidden under the one of the dining tables or some other part of the restaurant, however no crater was formed after the blast”, said a Bomb Disposal Squad (BDS) official.

The restaurant, which was full of happy diners relishing their favourite savories, turned into a mess of torn furniture with food all over the place in the wake of the blast.

According to sources, at least 37 injured were rushed to Mayo Hospital from the blast site, but three of them could not survive.

Hospital sources say at least ten of the injured are critical.

An emergency has been declared in the Mayo Hospital, which is one of the biggest healthcare facilities in Lahore.

Some of the injured were also shifted to Sir Ganga Ram Hospital and Services Hospital but figures are not available as yet.

Old Anarkali is one of the most populous as well as most frequented areas of Lahore, which is famous for its variety of eateries being the oldest food street of the city.

Rescue teams and law enforcement officials have reached the blast site.

A number of neighbouring shops and vehicles parked outside the unfortunate restaurant were also damaged in the blast.
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Jul 13

ANP leader among 6 killed in Quetta blast

QUETTA: Six people including an Awami National Party (ANP) leader were killed while ten others were injured when a blast occurred at Kuchlak Bazaar of Quetta Friday morning, Geo News reported.ANP leader among 6 killed in Quetta blast

According to police, a blast occurred at Kuchlak Bazaar near the venue of an ANP rally and was followed by intense firing that killed four people including an ANP leader Malik Qasim and an eight-year-old boy.

Ten people including ANP’s provincial president Aurangzaib Kasi and his wife were also injured in the blast.

Security forces cordoned off the area while rescue teams shifted the injured and bodies to Civil Hospital and CMH, Quetta.

Two vehicles were also damaged in the explosion while seven kilograms of explosives were used in the blast that were fitted in a bicycle, bomb disposal squad said.

Several political parties condemned the blast and demanded immediate action against the perpetrators.

Jul 07

6 killed, 50 injured as two buses Jhang road accident

Jhang: At least four people have been killed and 50 others wounded after head on collision of two passenger buses at Bhakkar road near Jhang, rescue sources said.Bus collision

The sources said that the incident occurred to the speed of the two buses resulting in the collision of the buses, which killed four people.

“The bodies and injured have been shifted to a local hospital in Jhang,” they said.

It is to be mentioned here that such incidents occur on regular intervals on highways due to careless driving and insufficient facilities on the highways.

Jul 07

Turbat: Firing on vehicles travelling to Iran, 18 killed

Quetta: At least 18 people were killed and many others wounded after unidentified men opened fire on the vehicles, traveling from Karachi to Iran, in Khadan area of Turbat, a city of Balochistan, police and rescue sources said on Friday.Turbat FIRING

Sources said that unidentified assailants riding on motor bikes opened fire on the vehicles, carrying labourers from Karachi to Iran.

“The assailants were able to escape from the spot,” they said adding that the police and other law enforcement agencies have cordoned-off the area to arrest the culprits.

The bodies and injured have been shifted to local hospital in Turbat. The deceased includes the residents of Punjab, Sindh and KPK.

An unknown organisation, Baloch Liberation Tiger, has owned the responsibility of the attack.

It is pertinent to mention here that several buses, taking pilgrims to Iran, have been targeted by militants in the past but the government seemed to have no clue of what has been happening.