Suicide bomber kills 2 in South Waziristan

Published: November 14, 2010

The site of the suicide bombing in the town of Lakki Marwat that claimed 19 lives. Such attacks have increased in frequency in 2010. PHOTO: REUTERS

PESHAWAR: A suicide bomber on Sunday blew himself up at a busy marketplace in a tribal area of northwestern Pakistan, killing two and wounding nine people, officials said.

The bomber was allegedly stopped from entering the market by security officials, at which point he blew himself up.

The bombing took place in Shakai village in troubled South Waziristan district, which lies near the Pakistan-Afghanistan border. A senior security source and local intelligence officials confirmed the incident.

Tribal administration official Sajjad Ahmad said that nine people were wounded at the local market, filled with shoppers buying goats and cows to sacrifice on the Islamic Eid holiday this week.

Pakistan launched a major ground and air offensive in South Waziristan last year to clear the area of the Tehreek-e-Taliban (TTP) faction, which has been blamed for some of the country’s worst violence.

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Reader Comments (6)

  • Imran Khan
    Nov 14, 2010 - 3:30PM

    hmm so let me get this straight, the Taliban are avenging the drone attacks on Waziristan, by launching suicide attacks in Waziristan?!

    Are the Taliban stupid or are the people who equate drone attacks to suicide attacks not getting the overall picture?Recommend

  • Klues
    Nov 14, 2010 - 5:13PM

    Finally some sensible comments using common sense. Thank you Imran Khan.

    You have to thank a guy called Zbigniew Brzezinski, the main policy maker of US for these carnage.Recommend

  • Ram
    Nov 14, 2010 - 7:32PM

    The whole world is blaming Pakistani Government for their patronage to militancy. The Pakistan Government refutes all such allegations. I really pity Pakistani people who are caught in between and whose life is in constant danger at all times. Though the militancy in your north west frontier (Afghan border) cannot be controlled over night, there is no reason not to avoid bomb blasts in Karachi and other places. If your Government is serious about protecting its citizens, they should improve the intelligence and ensure that militancy does not spread to other places. There used to be bomb blasts in Indian cities regularly but post 26/11 the intelligence gathering and security have been given utmost priority – courtesy our able Home minister Mr Chidambaram. All these bomb blasts can be prevented by Pakistani government provided they they don’t patronize militants. Don’t grow snakes at home. Recommend

  • Klues
    Nov 15, 2010 - 4:37AM

    If these blasts are done by Pakistani militant, why would they bomb their own people. This community needs some common sense.Recommend

  • Ram
    Nov 15, 2010 - 7:56PM

    @Klues – If you guys refuse to understand the realities, even God cannot help you. My sympathies are with the innocent Pakistani citizens. There are very many intelectuals in Pakistan who should prevail upon the government (Civilian and military) Recommend

  • Klues
    Nov 24, 2010 - 5:40PM

    @Ram understand the realities? I live in it. The mess is not Pakistan based, it came after Indian consulates start popping up in Afghanistan. The Indian ammo. The Indian agent killed in Afghanistan.Recommend

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