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

Feb 25

Gunmen Kill 5 Muslim Worshippers in mosque in Nigeria

KANO, Nigeria: Suspected Boko Haram Islamists in two attacks in northern Nigeria on Friday killed five Muslim worshippers in a mosque and attacked a prison and police station, officials said.

Police said gunmen shot dead five people shortly after evening prayers inside a mosque in Kano, Nigeria’s second largest city and the scene of deadly attacks that killed 185 people last month. Continue reading