Former JI chief escapes suicide attack in Mohmand

Published: November 19, 2012
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Female suicide bomber detonates her suicide vest near Qazi Hussain Ahmed's convoy, injures three. PHOTO: FILE

Female suicide bomber detonates her suicide vest near Qazi Hussain Ahmed's convoy, injures three. PHOTO: FILE

SHABQADAR: A female suicide bomber detonated her suicide vest soon after fomer Jamaat-e-Islami chief Qazi Hussain Ahmad’s convoy passed through the Ghaiba Khwar area in the Haleemzai tehsil, a political administration official said on Monday.

Political Administration Official Shamsul Islam told The Express Tribune that the blast occurred at 11:15am and injured three people.

Islam said that Ahmad was on his way to Haleemzai tehsil to address party activists and administer the oath from the new inductees of the party. “He remained safe in the explosion,” the official added.

He added that after the explosion, security forces along with paramilitary troops reached the site and cordoned off the area.

Medical Superintendent Dr Jehangir at Ghalanai Headquarters Hospital while talking to The Express Tribune said that three injured persons, hailing from Peshawar, Swabi and Mohmand were brought to the hospital and were administered with initial treatment. “They are now in stable condition,” Dr Jehangir said.

Earlier in October, eight people, including police personnel, were injured in two explosions in Swabi district, when Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P) Chief Minister Ameer Haider Khan Hoti’s motorcade was passing through Mall Road, a kilometre away from the city of Swabi.

Hoti was on his way to inaugurate the Swabi-Jehangira Road, when a stationary motorcycle exploded moments after the convoy sped past.

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  • Mj
    Nov 19, 2012 - 12:52PM

    I am glad he is alive, but he and his party really need to condemn the Taliban instead of acting as their apologists.

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  • Nov 19, 2012 - 1:17PM

    @Mj:
    How you know they were Talibans?

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  • Ali Syed
    Nov 19, 2012 - 1:21PM

    I am glad to he is okayRecommend

  • Mughal e Azam
    Nov 19, 2012 - 1:22PM

    Taliban are easy to blame. I am not sure they accept responsibilty of this attack. Open your eyes there are many other factors and agencies who may involved in this attack.

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  • SSM
    Nov 19, 2012 - 2:00PM

    Taliban against Women Education but not Women Suicidor

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  • M Zaman
    Nov 19, 2012 - 2:02PM

    May ALLAH keeps safe QHA, As he is leading for solidarity in different sects of Muslim Ummah.

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  • Nov 19, 2012 - 3:56PM

    It is high time that religious political parties launch a campaign for promoting tolerance in the society.

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  • Saad Siddiqui
    Nov 19, 2012 - 4:31PM

    hehehe

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  • faraz
    Nov 19, 2012 - 4:45PM

    Chickens have come home to roost; in this case literally

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  • GH
    Nov 19, 2012 - 4:48PM

    Not agreed with the Word mentioned “ESCAPES”. It should be “SURVIVED”. And this is Alarming, he lead YAKJEHTI CONFERENCE Last week and this is result of that conference.

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  • Mj
    Nov 19, 2012 - 5:09PM

    @Jewcifer:
    If if walks like a duck, quacks like a duck…

    But for you, I am sure KFC and McDonalds had something to do with it.

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  • Beatle
    Nov 19, 2012 - 6:16PM

    Attacking own mentors??
    What does this mean?

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  • Ali
    Nov 19, 2012 - 6:29PM

    I so wanted to condemn this, but following JI lead on certain incidents, I am sure there was no attack on Qazi, there was no suicide bomber and all he wanted was a publicity stunt in collaboration with the CIA.

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  • Afzaal Khan
    Nov 19, 2012 - 6:42PM

    @Beatle

    You are confusing him with Maulana Fazul-ur-rehman, this is the height of ignorance of so called “liberals of Pakistan”, have no idea who is what and what they do yet in thier hate they have to sprout nonsense then wonder why no one in pakistan listen to us

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  • FreeBhang
    Nov 19, 2012 - 7:09PM

    “We should find rthe route cause of this instead of blaming the attackers”.. does this sounds familiar, Qazi Sahaab?

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  • Anonymous
    Nov 19, 2012 - 7:09PM

    >Former JI chief escapes suicide attack in Mohmand

    What a shame.Recommend

  • Animal Farm - Desi
    Nov 19, 2012 - 7:24PM

    JI is going to play an significant role in the new ‘political design’…

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  • Mohammad Ali Siddiqui
    Nov 19, 2012 - 7:34PM

    It is matter of Mullah vs Mullahism.

    Both the Mullah and the Taliban will try to convince each other as what is real and correct Islam to be implemented in Pakistan.

    Instead of moving forward, we are trapped by few Mullahs who want to dominate Pakistan as per their wishes and will and do not know what actually Islam is?

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  • Sceptical
    Nov 19, 2012 - 7:43PM

    Who were them Qazi saab? CIA, Mossaad, bad talibaan or goood taliban? Think well and issue a statement tomorrow. I will be waiting for your answer.

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  • Saleem
    Nov 19, 2012 - 8:10PM

    Innocent people been suffering atrocities by Taliban but Jamaat-e-Islami never condemned them. In fact it justified them. I am glad he got taste of his own medicine. I wonder if that will change Jamaat-e-Islami’s attitude towards Taliban.

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  • Jihad Bil-Qalam
    Nov 19, 2012 - 8:54PM

    It appears that just like there are some “good Talibans,” there are some “bad suicide bombings,” too.

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  • Bader
    Nov 19, 2012 - 9:28PM

    He is a great leader. I am happy that he is Okay.

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  • What's in a name ?
    Nov 19, 2012 - 10:03PM

    DAMN …..

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  • Shuweikh Haqqani
    Nov 19, 2012 - 10:23PM

    Recently Jamaat e Islami started gathering the Ummah under one umbrella and tried to curb sectarianism by organising a summit of of mullahs from many different sects.

    First, JI bought all sects together in one conference. Then they organized an international Islamic conference against the menace of sectarianism. Go check the picture on JI fb page.

    It seems foreign elements who dont want harmony among sects and want sectarianism to continue have taken notice of his work and want it to end.

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  • Umer
    Nov 19, 2012 - 10:26PM

    People like Qazi come and go every day. Only the present leadership of JI makes him look good in comparison.

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  • Insaan
    Nov 19, 2012 - 10:35PM

    @SSM: Poor woman died so that her family could live. I have heard in Pakistan one can have his private suicide bomber if they can pay the price. Some one could have drugged her and duped her into doing this.

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  • ZZQ
    Nov 19, 2012 - 10:39PM

    Hmmm… lemme see this from the eyes of Anti Malala campaigners … a conspiracy by CIA and Agencies to Alienate JI from Talibaans… Even if Talibaans claim it… they r not involved.

    Anyways… high time religious parties stop fantasizing Talibaans regime as Islamic and should now start calling a spade a spade!

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  • Ilyad
    Nov 19, 2012 - 11:31PM

    Maulana now you face the consequences of teaching the incorrect interpretation of jihad. What you sow so shall you reap.

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  • Spectator
    Nov 20, 2012 - 12:28AM

    It is definitely not the CIA, drone attacks are quite precise these days.

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  • BOOTA
    Nov 20, 2012 - 12:52AM

    As you sow, so shall you reap.

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  • Nov 20, 2012 - 4:04AM

    @Mj:
    I am sure this point will be held valid in any court, Kangaroo court that is.

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