Peshawar terrorised: Burqa-clad female suicide bomber kills five policemen

Published: August 11, 2011

Security officials stand near a police vehicle which was hit by a bomb in Peshawar August 11, 2011. PHOTO: REUTERS

Security officials stand near a police vehicle which was hit by a bomb in Peshawar August 11, 2011.   
PHOTO: REUTERS Family members hold onto a man, crying as the body of his dead brother, a policeman, is brought to the Lady Reading Hospital in Peshawar August 11, 2011. PHOTO: REUTERS
PESHAWAR: 

A female suicide bomber and a handcart bomb targeted the police on Thursday, part of three separate attacks that killed at least seven people and injured another 42 in the first deadly attacks to hit Peshawar during Ramazan, police officials and medics said.

Five of those killed were reported to be police personnel in the suicide bombing that took place in the Lahori Gate area of the city.

Police officials and locals said that the first attack took place at around 7:20 am, when a police van was targeted with a remote-controlled device on City Circular Road. The second attack involved a female suicide bomber who targeted a police check post with a grenade attack followed by a suicide bomb.

“[In the first blast] the explosives were placed on a cartwheel and covered with corn bushels,” City Circle Superintendent Police (SP) Syed Imtiaz Shah told The Express Tribune.

Shah said that a few minutes after the first blast, a female attacker lobbed a grenade on a police party and later blew herself up in a nearby street inside Lahori Gate. It remained unclear, however, if a second woman was involved in the attack.

The SP said that only part of the female’s suicide vest exploded, while other half did not detonate, which resulted in fewer casualties.

(Read: Extended suffering: In Peshawar, the death of one brings down a dozen others)

Keeping the security situation of the city in mind, Shah said that police remained alert beforehand and the female suicide bomber was not able to successfully target the area where media and investigators were located.

Bomb Disposal Unit (BDU) Additional Inspector General (AIG) Shafqat Malik told reporters at the site that the female attacker wanted to target the police and media, but she failed to breach the security cordon and blew herself up at the nearby police check-post.

Shafqat said that at least eight kilograms of explosives were used in the first attack, wherein four police personnel were killed.

AIG Malik said that in the second attack, the female suicide bomber tried to attack police, rescue teams and media, but she was not able to breach the security cordon at the site and slipped into a nearby alley inside Lahori Gate and lobbed a grenade on a police check-post and later detonated the bomb attached to her body.

Rescue staff and medics at the city’s Lady Reading Hospital (LRH) said that the eight bodies including the body of the female suicide bomber were brought to the hospital together with the other 42 injured.

The medics said that six people were killed and 25 others were injured in the first attack on the police van, while two were killed and 17 others injured in the grenade and suicide attack.

The age of the suicide bomber is said to be around 16 to 17 years, while police suspected that another woman may have been her handler.

Rehmat, a policeman who was at the check-post which was targeted in the second attack, said that two women were walking at some distance when there was a sudden blast, which was followed by another blast – and after that he saw two police personnel collapsing to the ground, besides the two women.

The blasts caused widespread panic across the entire city and heavy contingents of security personnel rushed to the scene and cordoned off the site. The City Circular Road was also cordoned off, which caused traffic bottlenecks across the city.

Those who died in the first attack on the police van were identified as Syed Wali, Wajid, Aftab, Asghar Ali and Ahmed Shah, while a police constable, Saleem, was killed along with the suicide bomber and other two women in the second blast.

Incidents of female suicide bombings are rare in Pakistan. In the last such attack in December, a burqa-clad bomber killed more than 40 people in an attack on a food distribution centre in Bajaur.

Published in The Express Tribune, August 12th, 2011.

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Reader Comments (84)

  • Mirza
    Aug 11, 2011 - 10:02AM

    Who says that the terrorists and mullahs do not treat women equally? When it comes to being a suicide bomber they actually prefer women and children. No discrimination here!
    Make no mistake about it, these “freedom fighters” are not against Pakistan they are only fighting against the US. They never would harm their Pakistani brothers and civilians. It is not our war, it is America’s war.

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  • Aug 11, 2011 - 10:05AM

    Zinda hai Raymond zinda hai.

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  • faraz
    Aug 11, 2011 - 10:06AM

    Misdirected strategic assets?

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  • Zia Ur Rehman
    Aug 11, 2011 - 10:20AM

    i agree with mirza

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  • Aug 11, 2011 - 10:29AM

    Seems like our beloved freedom fighters are running out of little boys, as this time its two little girls.

    When will the likes of Baitullah and those other scoundrels get the courage to strap on a suicide belt? and when will Taliban apologists like the Chairman of PTI realize that frustrated freedom fighters don’t put suicide belts on children, but instead strap them on themselves.

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  • ???
    Aug 11, 2011 - 10:46AM

    @Mirza:
    then why are they killing innocent pakistanis…????

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  • sharjeel rauf
    Aug 11, 2011 - 10:47AM

    the women of the islamic fascists are just as demented as the men are.all these people know is how to kill others and destroy lives.strict action should be taken against the female madrassas including the jamia hafsa which is nothing but a breeding ground for future terrorists.

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  • Taimur
    Aug 11, 2011 - 10:50AM

    ENOUGH! we are humans. we bleed and we die. We refuse to accept these killings. Taliban are a menace and a curse. lets speak and act against them and those who sympathize with them. I don’t care who are these terrorists fighting against. I only know that we bleed and die.

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  • Erum
    Aug 11, 2011 - 11:19AM

    @Mirza for someone fighting Americans, you seem to be killing a whole lot of Pakistanis. “They would never harm their Pakistani brothers…” ERR. THEY JUST DID.

    ET, with all due respect, there’s a fine line between allowing free speech and allowing people who support pro-terrorist viewpoints on your website.

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  • ohh noo!!
    Aug 11, 2011 - 11:28AM

    gender equalization by suicide bombers
    population control by target killing, suicide attack, bomb explosion

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  • sarmad khan
    Aug 11, 2011 - 11:31AM

    @Taimur:

    it’s not just the taliban that are the problem.it’s islamic fascism that is the real problem.we have wahabi,shia,barelvi militants who’ve killed too many people over the decades.the muderer of salman taseer shaheed was a barelvi fascist.the family of the deranged mumtaz qadri has received huge amount of money from a karachi based barelvi party.

    The taliban as well as the sipah muhammad and barelvi militants should all be condemned ,when we only condemn the taliban we make the other islamic militants look innocent which they most certainly are not.

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  • Aug 11, 2011 - 11:31AM

    and yet these same Taliban are still seen as potential assets by military establishment.

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  • M. A. Changezi
    Aug 11, 2011 - 11:45AM

    @???: You didn’t detect any sarcasm in that post now did you?

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  • Tabi
    Aug 11, 2011 - 11:46AM

    Fight for the women’s rights, Taliban can even launch suicide attacks for women’s rights. What an Islam of Taliban!

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  • saeed
    Aug 11, 2011 - 11:51AM

    @Mirza…there is no justification of these barbaric attacks, these people will directly go to hell fire who are involved in it and are doing it….but what about USA drone attacks and policies who are feeding these acts of violence in Pakistan..why you mouth can not say something about that…what if Pakistan will hit a drone attack in you area and will kill 4 “suspected terrorists” and with that 20 innocent people including your family as collateral damage..then I will ask you how it feels.do you have any kind of Conscience left in you when you comment on these attacks…these all talibans and terrorists never attacked us before 9/11 so how could it be our war..USA dragged Pakistan to it and our puppet leaders followed it..we Pakistanis are acting like a human shield for you cowards Americans..as all the burns of this war are coming only on our head and you sitting in you home and just commenting..not a single attack happened in America after 9/11and on the contrary we are having 9/11 every day..

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  • Subhash
    Aug 11, 2011 - 12:04PM

    @Mirza: Kudos for your hard hitting remarks.

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  • Zainab Ali
    Aug 11, 2011 - 12:32PM

    Indeed a very sad event and that too in Ramadan. However, I don’t believe in the possibility of women suicide bombers. It’s too early to speculate such a thing.

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  • yousaf
    Aug 11, 2011 - 12:35PM

    @???dear ? Mirza is right when he says the “FFs”are not harming Pakistan they are fighting against America because America is fighting with them,if in the process some children or women or other innocents get killed it is their own fault that they happen to be at the point of cross fire or they die due to friendly fire or friendly bombs,the “FFs”are only trying to win freedom they mean to harm to Pakistan or Pakistanis.Afterall this one Godforsaken country was the only one in the entire world to welcome the “FFs” with very wide open arms,how can they be so thankless to their hosts of 30 years.they are our guests and we should give them due respect.or else they will mind it and as they possess dual nationality of Pak and Af they will leave, unlike those who some 63 years back foolishly sacrificed their everything and came to Pakland “pukkey nangey” surrendering all their rights to their worldly belongings to India. The “FFs” are not that foolish.

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  • yousaf
    Aug 11, 2011 - 12:44PM

    P.S.??? do you see the man in the picture?this is the cost for goodwill to “FFs” that we are paying and God forbid shall have to pay for dont know howlong

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  • John
    Aug 11, 2011 - 12:50PM

    yawn… Hello express tribune… I thought this is a news website.. Some which happens everyday like having breakfast or dinner cannot be a news….

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  • Chal Johta
    Aug 11, 2011 - 12:53PM

    Whenever Americans will visit Peshawar, bombs would go off…Stop them going there

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  • KiJ
    Aug 11, 2011 - 1:03PM

    So US Seal Team got killed in Afghanistan: In response:

    A drone attack that killed over 25 people
    A suicide attack in Peshawar
    Munter meeting Kiyani to ease restriction on the movement of it’s so called “Diplomats”
    State Dept issues a statement that Pak is responsible for the safety of it’s Diplomats, i.e. let them roam and take care of them too (saamp to doodh pilaatay raho)
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  • Reality bites
    Aug 11, 2011 - 1:09PM

    Pathetic, and this henious crime they are carringout in their holy month of Ranazan. What Kind of religious followers these brutal people are ?

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  • Aug 11, 2011 - 1:13PM

    @Mirza:
    And US is our friend. Building 7 fell because of dust on top of it. Taliban and TTP are same.

    Someone need to see the reality not what TV feeds them.

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  • Ali
    Aug 11, 2011 - 1:16PM

    Where is Imran khan now, the biggest supporter of TTP. Still he believes that these are innocent people and he can make negotiations with them

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  • M.Akthar
    Aug 11, 2011 - 1:31PM

    Establishing the Islamic Caliphate is the only way for peace.

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  • Hedgefunder
    Aug 11, 2011 - 1:41PM

    @Taimur:
    Tell this to your Army, as they consider these people as their ” strategic Assets ” !!!
    I don’t know, as to for what purpose, except perhaps to cause havoc and mayhem in neighbouring countries!!!!
    But at present they are causing that in your own country, while you shelter them too !!!
    Its a very confused scenario !!!

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  • Hedgefunder
    Aug 11, 2011 - 1:52PM

    @saeed:
    You Pakistanis have been handsomely paid by the US in terms of Aid & Arms to deal with militants residing in your country, however you choose to play games with them, and then deny that they are in pakistan too!
    Even now the Pak Army is reluctant to take action against these militants in NW, so what other options does US have apart from using Drones to eradicate them, and do note thet Pak Army has endorsed Drone Attacks in the region too.
    If Pak Army really was that concerned about these Drone attacks, then why have they not taken any countermeasures to destroy them????

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  • Pakistani
    Aug 11, 2011 - 2:11PM

    Whenever Americans visit any city of Pakistan , bombs would go off…Stop them and stop TTP financial advisors

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  • Mahesh Patil
    Aug 11, 2011 - 2:15PM

    @Erum:
    Please read Mr.Mirza’s comment with open mind.

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  • Hedgefunder
    Aug 11, 2011 - 2:17PM

    @Zainab Ali:
    Every event in Pakistan is always too early to speculate and there is never an conclusion, as these sort things usually gets swept under someone’s carpet and soon forgotton until next such event!!!
    Wake up and take charge of these acts otherwise you may not have a country in few years time too!!
    Then speculate as to when the actions should have been taken !!

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  • Waseer
    Aug 11, 2011 - 2:21PM

    Mirza Jee! We are strategic partners in this war, so they will kill whatever partner is available! And I am 100% sure, they keep doing this until we are strategic partners in this war!
    Don’t cry, just bear!

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  • Hedgefunder
    Aug 11, 2011 - 2:23PM

    @John:
    Hello John, hope you are well .
    Yes, surely this can not be classed as newsworthy item, due to regularity of such events in today’s Pakistan and also due to the number of casualties, too few for major event !!
    Also involvement of woman suicide bomber!! Its just not possible is it?
    No doubt there are those who already are preparing another version for this incident to suit the local mood, as usual !!

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  • Hedgefunder
    Aug 11, 2011 - 2:45PM

    @M.Akthar:
    Yor need to do some serious home work on Islamic Caliphate ! As what few rights that Pakistanis may enjoy today will disappear too!!!
    Rest assure by having Caliohate is not going to solve your problems either.
    Who will you have as your first Caliph, out of your current Political Leaders???
    As none are in the League to run anything but their own Bank accounts, let alone have an absolute power over 180 million people!!!!
    Would you really trust them with your own and your families lives???

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  • Khurram Asif
    Aug 11, 2011 - 2:50PM

    so u mean to say, its justifiable to kill innocent human beings as long as the war is directed towards the US ???

    if these people really want to fight the US.,..why dont they attack US soldiers…do you see the US public or citizens coming and blowing up in Pakistan.

    as long as these mullahs and burkas are doomed to be in Pakistan, these things wil go on, like a cancer

    and as for the lady who thinks that the idea of female suicide bombers is not rational, you are probably the kind who does everything under the pretext of a burqa and veil…

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  • Khurram Asif
    Aug 11, 2011 - 2:51PM

    @Mahesh Patil:

    dear Mahesh, i hope you read the comments about Ajmal Kasab with open mind too!! :)

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  • M
    Aug 11, 2011 - 3:10PM

    @sarmad khan

    Stop trying to distort thingsa nd bring Shias into this, who are the biggest victims of terrorist attacks.

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  • John
    Aug 11, 2011 - 3:29PM

    I felt bad seeing recommendations of Mirza’s comments which are taunting and making fun of a tragic incident. I suppose all those who recommend, mirza think in the same way, how bad it is. Why you dont you imagine a situation when one becomes ready to blow himself or herself. Might be because he dont feel the crave for truth and justice, which only a victim who is denied for justice can, so he makes fun of such situations.

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  • M.Akthar
    Aug 11, 2011 - 3:59PM

    @hedgefunder: what rights do we have? Right to be killed by the drones, or like what happened on the streets of karachi of a 16 year old or by our political parties creating mayhem in karachi. We have seen all episodes like raymond davis, abbottabad, lal masjid et all.
    So we dont trust the army nor politicians. Our trust is only in Allah, the merciful & whose rule we seek, the caliphate!
    Now, you dont know anything about our problems & so, plz comment once you know something!Recommend

  • Mahesh Patil
    Aug 11, 2011 - 4:21PM

    @Khurram Asif:
    Dear Asif,
    I could convey my point to you.I just wanted to say note the hidden sarcasm in Mr Mirza’s comment.

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  • Pragmatist
    Aug 11, 2011 - 5:51PM

    @Hedgefunder:
    Zaid Hamid will make a brilliant Caliph. After seeing the others do so little, I think it may be time to make Zaid the President and see how he goes. He promises to unify all Muslim nations and make a greater Muslim empire.

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  • Shastri
    Aug 11, 2011 - 5:59PM

    @Mirza and Mahesh. There are three parties in every suicide attack, 1 the killed(victim), 2 the survivors(you and me) 3, the attacker (killed ). Now look the attacker was compelled to do a murder or mass murder, the attacker was so overwhelmed that he gave his own life for this unjustified act.’you and me’ survived. So if this sequence is repeating again and again, and ‘you and me’ survive every time then who is responsible for this happening? certainly ‘you and me’ because we always survive and we are out of the situation and can play our role in improving the situation for the killer and killed. But alas! ‘you and me’ are always making fun of such events, and feel respected in honoured in giving degrading remarks for the suicide bomber …….and such events go on. Open your eyes Mirza open your eyes M,ahesh the case of suicide bombing is not that simple…..giving ones own life is a big thing, it deserves an investigation why one killed himself.

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  • TANOLI
    Aug 11, 2011 - 6:08PM

    what about drone attacks and innocent deaths.

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  • Shastri
    Aug 11, 2011 - 6:35PM

    @Pragmatist:
    Why:Do you think blockheads make good Caliphs.Recommend

  • Ak4
    Aug 11, 2011 - 6:40PM

    One of the signs of qiyamat (the world coming to end) as mentioned in Islam is that the killer will not know why he is killling people and the person being killed will not know why he is being killed.

    Seems to explain exactly the situation nowadays..

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  • rock
    Aug 11, 2011 - 7:21PM

    @Shastri: you missed many points in your post add this also, 4] the most important person, trainer or bomb expert 5] money courier 6]human trafficker. Add more info like brain washing, conspiracy, double gamers etc.

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  • Imran
    Aug 11, 2011 - 7:25PM

    I say Ban Burqas!

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  • Imran
    Aug 11, 2011 - 7:31PM

    @Tanoli What about Drone attacks? If they don’t kill civilans and stop the war then the drones will continue. Don’t we muslims have anything better to do? Where are we when it comes to Science, invention, technology, peace? We think the Jews are bad but every year its a JEW who wins a Noble prize in Science. Just look at ourselvesRecommend

  • Mohammad Ali Siddiqui
    Aug 11, 2011 - 9:08PM

    Female suicide bombers are very alarming in Pakistan.

    What should government do to prevent such attacks? BAN BURQA IN PAKISTAN?

    I would like to have feed back on my comments from the valued readers of Express Tribune

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  • TANOLI
    Aug 11, 2011 - 9:28PM

    @ imran
    over one billion peoples and west trying to push them to wall they dont want to treat them
    in the way suppose to be and its also our leaders too.

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  • saeed
    Aug 11, 2011 - 10:01PM

    @Hijdayfunder I think you should now stop this all absurdity and repeating and crying of your same comments on almost all the articles like that..its better for you to show us some more intellectualisam coming out of your mind other then stereotyping and creeping for the same old aid, money comments..this money is not going any where other then the USA puppet goverment..My comment is a genuine comment of a common man whom 80 percent dont support this policy or drone attacks..so if you think you will continue to ridicule pakistanis with all your absurd and funny comments about USA paying for war, aid ,arm balah balh they give your slef a favor of not commenting again as you just makes your self a laughing stock and shows your sick mind…Recommend

  • yousaf
    Aug 11, 2011 - 10:01PM

    over the past 30 years we as a nation have become immune to the bomb blast news,it has as someone in the comments said become daily routine so there is no news in it,today though two events made me very jittery,angry,disgusted,disappointed and above all jelous.One:- the punjab assembly members fighting over subdivision of pakistan into smaller provinces without giving any heed to prevailing socio economic and political downslide of the situation prevailing in the country.two:- England,just 5 days into unrest and entire government machinery and social communities got united to fight back the culprits and have almost succeeded in overcoming the situation.the reason I feel concerned jelous is that previousely there was nothing to compare and to realise what was happening at our end,now the British example and their such quick reaction to the detiorating situation and collective efforts of entire people irrespective of the various differences among different races and political parties disappoints me when I compare their awareness to work in unison and our indifferent attitudes to what is happening to us.If someone disagrees with my saying 30 years I can prove it because I believe that our problems started the day first Af refugee entered Pakistan.

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  • Faction
    Aug 11, 2011 - 10:27PM

    Caliphate? You can’t even stop sectarian Muslim on Muslim killing in a single CITY and you want to put the entire Muslim world under one leader? Truly delusional.Recommend

  • Hedgefunder
    Aug 11, 2011 - 10:29PM

    @M.Akthar:
    Well ! My dear man, even Allah has stop listening to your people and their plight, it seems !!!!

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  • TANOLI.
    Aug 11, 2011 - 10:54PM

    @ imran try it if u can but keep in mind its not turkey.

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  • Kallu Mama
    Aug 11, 2011 - 11:12PM

    @Zainab Ali:
    You said “Indeed a very sad event and that too in Ramadan. However, I don’t believe in the possibility of women suicide bombers. It’s too early to speculate such a thing”

    Taking your line further, I also do not think and am very sure that the killers are Muslims, no muslim will do such a dastardly act , that also during ramzaan,

    It must be the usual CIA, Blackwater, Mussad, RAW or for that matter even some aliens from Mars…how mean of them

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  • Kallu Mama
    Aug 11, 2011 - 11:17PM

    @Mahesh Patil:
    Also read it with iota of sense of humour … you shall get the cruel joke being played

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  • Aug 12, 2011 - 12:16AM

    Mr Mirza,wrote that in sarcasm,are you guys don’t understand any sarcasm?ET does understand that.I in US,can see that,you guys cann’t?Get a life.It was meant as a dig at people like Imran Khan,who do not seem to see that,along with many terrorist sympatisers.Wake up.

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  • A/A
    Aug 12, 2011 - 12:18AM

    Watch Bourne Ultimatum

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  • Sadia
    Aug 12, 2011 - 12:51AM

    @Mirza: “They never would harm their Pakistani brothers and civilians.” Oh, and all those killed and injured were U.S. citizens, right?

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  • Aug 12, 2011 - 1:02AM

    Dear mirza,Once I wrote in detail,and you were very uncharitable,because I took pains to explain,I know you,from your writing,you meant in sarcasm and look how people are ripping you up?sometime it pays to write in detail,it might bore smart Alex,like you,sometime,not every one is the smartest tool in the tool box.Get my point . Now about this terrible act of terror in Pakistan,which gets no respite.People are bewildered,are grouping for answer,they go from one extreme to other,Hamid for Caliphate?That shows extreme frusteration,and do not be surprised If Imran Khan exploit this situation,when nations are grouping in darkness like Germany in 1932,they elected mad man Adlof Hitler,who took them to fire from frying pan,I sincerely trust and hope and pray that does not happen to Pakistan.You have to worry about this calamity,all who mean well for Pakistan.I sincerely,do.Hedgefunder,pl,I understand your frusteration with Pakistan and the path Army has taken in past,your anger has rational reason,yet,we must never lose our sense of empathy and compassion.Pl,be little charitable and cut them little slack.Good will hunting,Mr Mirza,your own chicken have come back to roost,just kidding! I derive no pleasure from your discomfort,I do not have a mean bone for any one,least of it for you.Next time you sarcasm more judiciously.

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  • Shahid
    Aug 12, 2011 - 4:42AM

    Jamat islami and Pakistani Mullahs have no problem with all this bloodshed. They Still support these butchers and shy away from any condemnation of their actions. They still justify it because of lal masjid incident.

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  • Malik Sajjad
    Aug 12, 2011 - 4:50AM

    We need Unity Only and keep our Eyes Open to protect ourselves and other too, Also Inform someone reliable if any thing wrong you seen.Now the time is not to be Silent we have to speak LoudlyRecommend

  • Aug 12, 2011 - 6:01AM

    Another day, another bomb blast. So what else is new?

    Did we have our daily drone attack today?

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  • Adelaidean
    Aug 12, 2011 - 6:45AM

    @Khurram Asif:
    You are correct in saying that we must control these religious fanatics. They only achieve the deaths of Pakistanis. Dismantle all the madrassas. Religious education per the education department’s guidelines can be given in public or private schools as is done in Australia. Educate Pakistani boys and girls in sciences. The Koran only says that people should be modestly dressed. A person need not wear a burqa or grow a beard. If that is the case then many. Pakistani men and women are not modest. Modest behaviour is in how we deal with other person. We are fast forgetting this. Ban all mullahs from political activities and if they want to indulge in politics they should vacate their religious dress and wear suts and also ban the burqa Then Pakistan will have better days.

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  • Mehnaz
    Aug 12, 2011 - 7:27AM

    @Mohammad Ali Siddiqui:
    I think it is about time that burqa is banned in Pakistan!!
    Having said that I do not believe that it will solve any issues because we have been seeing male suicide bombers and (other than infamous maulana of lal masjid) most of them are not wearing a burqa! Plus, it is a task of astronomical proportion to take power away from our clergy (aka the mulla) slowly granted over the period of thirty five to forty years. If we start today then we can hope to see some results in the next forty years!
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  • Mirza
    Aug 12, 2011 - 8:04AM

    To all who commented on my comments. I was trying to be sarcastic that these terrorists are Muslims and our friends. No they are not; they are brutal killers who would not stop till they kill as many Pakistanis as they can.
    @hariharmani:
    Dear I appreciate your comments and advise. I am sorry for not being clear and make it easy for everybody. However, I thought that most people would understand. You can call me any name but being uncharitable hurts me. I have been blogging a lot and late in the nights in my bed. This news came in very late and I wanted to write a short but biting statement.
    Be that as it may, I cannot change my outlook to promote power to the people and do away with hate and bigotry. I am a mere human with a fulltime job to make an honest living, my health has been far from well and I am sleep deprived. Still I would continue my fight against all social injustices and inequalities especially when religion is used as a tool of suppression. I do need a lot of help, and I am glad that I got some!
    Thanks and regards,
    Mirza, USA

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  • Uncle Sam
    Aug 12, 2011 - 8:15AM

    I think its the fault of public. They are themselves responsible. These low lives get killed in our drone strikes and give us a bad name. I think they should move to some where else. Its a fight between us and FF of Pakistan. Can you public play dead for a while we sort this among ourselves? On second thought, you have been playing dead for quite sometime. Hmmm…

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  • Aug 12, 2011 - 8:43AM

    Vienna,12-08-2011
    I noticed some one´s comment warning about
    going to hell.But may I ask if hell is not within
    the boundaries of Pakistan, where else it is
    located? I wanted to visit Pakistan in October
    1970 believing it was not hell.But the hell´s
    Embassy in Kabul told me point blank you
    are unfit to be our guest visitor. I have no
    regrets.
    Taravadu Taranga Trust for Media Monitoring,
    TTTMM India –Kulamarva Balakrishna

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  • Aug 12, 2011 - 8:50AM

    When its comes to blowing themselves up the Mullas consider women strong & equal otherwise she is just a slave .

    Ban Burqas , Women can wear hijab but Ban Burqas as we dont know if there is a Man or a woman in it

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  • Aug 12, 2011 - 8:54AM

    One Question to these Mullas talibans :

    Is Killing in the Holy Month of Ramzan Right ??

    Taking others life is a SIN in all Religions

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  • Aug 12, 2011 - 9:31AM

    Well, when a woman makes her mind to kill, she really mean business. A female suicide bomber is somehow way dangerous than a man suicide bomber.

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  • Amjad
    Aug 12, 2011 - 9:37AM

    Just shows how desperate these anti state criminals are- instead of taking Indian money to bribe little boys, now they are using it to but poor women to commit cowardly acts of terrorism on innocent Pakistan. Seems to be very desperate on the part of the anti state criminals who are running out of steam!

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  • Uzair
    Aug 12, 2011 - 9:52AM

    Clearly some people have problem detecting sarcasm. Folks, the first post here, by Mirza, is SARCASTIC and so it should be, because in the face of not just terrorism but relentless support for them from mainstream morons such as PML and PTI, we can say nothing rational that convince them and their followers.

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  • Observer
    Aug 12, 2011 - 10:10AM

    @hariharmani:

    Please use paragraphs to break your posts into smaller digetible and organized portions to make it easier to read and comprehend.

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  • sirius warren
    Aug 12, 2011 - 12:12PM

    Seems some Pakistani’s will always be beggar’s. Ask money with one hand and blow up US/Pak etc civilians with the other hand. DISGUSTING!

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  • Amit
    Aug 12, 2011 - 3:34PM

    @all of you

    on a lighter side, it gives a right time and opportunity to ban Burqa in Pakistan , it may be the harbinger of women liberation…..

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  • Milestogo
    Aug 12, 2011 - 4:39PM

    Give Taliban what they want…

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  • Vish
    Aug 12, 2011 - 4:58PM

    @sarmad khan:
    if You keep counting Barveli, deobandi, salafi, wahabi, Shia, LeJ,HuM,LJ, JI,TTP,P-TP etc., etc., the people of pakistan are associated at any moment of the time agaisnt either of any one of the above said corporates!. of if you want to count the people who excluded then pakistan will left with fingure counting nos. (might be your minority) so whom do you think you want to punish. (All but None)

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  • Lord Voldemort
    Aug 12, 2011 - 11:13PM

    We Should Ban The BurkaRecommend

  • TANOLI.
    Aug 13, 2011 - 12:34AM

    Give them a oppurtunity and respect and justice and education then see nothing will happend not burqa nor turban.

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  • Malik Sajjad
    Aug 13, 2011 - 6:34AM

    @Xoya:
    THESE ARE NOT MUSLIMS. WHO THEY ARE JUST THINK …

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  • Mehnaz
    Aug 13, 2011 - 8:54PM

    @Lord Voldemort:
    It should be a thing that “must not be named”

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  • pakpinoy
    Aug 14, 2011 - 1:20AM

    I think it will take three decades of war, terror and destruction before some Pakistanis will wake up and admit the truth.

    Learn from the Afghans and their experiences! Afghans, from my many years experience in that region of the world, were beaten mercilessly into a place of humility by the series of calamities that struck their proud nation. Most now know clearly who the enemy is and despise that enemy with a passion and zeal rarely seen in Pakistan.

    Pakistanis, by and large, still to this day will not allow themselves to look in the mirror and see the real enemy. Logic, reason, facts, truths, realities, real life experiences and testimonies still do not convince most that the real enemy is walking among them. Not paid by “the enemies of Islam”, not some “vast conspiracy”, not some “hidden hand”, but simply the reality that there are thousands and thousands of evil, heartless people inspired by the teachings of radical Islam who are engaged in a war of terror and rampage in the very name of Islam.

    Until the majority take on the garb of humility, intellectual honesty and self-reflection, the war against the “real” enemies can never be won.

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