Paki Suicide Bomber Exports 30 Shiites to Allah

Suicide blast in Pakistan; 30 roasted

ISLAMABAD: A suicide bomber on Sunday struck a religious gathering of the Shia community killing at least 30 people and injuring over 200 others in Chakwal area of Pakistan’s Punjab province, a day after terror attacks in the country claimed over two dozen lives. ( Watch ) 

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The suicide attacker entered an Imambargah or prayer hall at Chakwal, located about 90 km from Islamabad, where about 2,000 worshippers had gathered for a religious function, and blew himself up. 

Witnesses and reporters at the site said 30 people were killed and close to 200 people were injured. No group has claimed the responsibility for the attack. 

A massive rescue operation was launched with dozens of ambulances being used to ferry the injured to hospitals in nearby cities like Rawalpindi and Islamabad. 

Officials in a hospital in Chakwal said about 10 of the injured were in a serious condition. 

The terrorist assault came a day after a suicide bomber struck a paramilitary camp in the heart of Islamabad, killing eight security personnel and injuring five others. 

Another suicide attack yesterday in the restive North Waziristan tribal agency left 17 civilians dead. 

Militants have targeted Imambargahs and the minority Shia community in Sindh province in past and the North West Frontier Province in the past few months but today’s attack was significant as it occurred in the Punjab province. Pakistan: Taliban plans on carrying out two suicide attacks per week

This from the Taliban leader, and “rising star,” who recently promised that “Soon we [Taliban, al-Qaeda, jihadists — or simply believers — in general?] will launch an attack in Washington that will amaze everyone in the world.”

“Pakistani Taliban carried out Islamabad attack,” from AP, April 5: JW

ISLAMABAD – A senior Pakistani Taliban commander says the group carried out a suicide attack against a paramilitary camp in Islamabad that killed eight members of the security force. 

Hakimullah Mehsud, a deputy to Pakistani Taliban leader Baitullah Mehsud, says his group will carry out two suicide attacks per week in Pakistan like the one in Islamabad on Saturday.

Hakimullah warned last week that his group would attack Islamabad in retaliation for U.S. drone missile strikes against militants in Pakistan near the Afghan border.

The Pakistani Taliban deputy spoke to The Associated Press by phone Sunday.