A pair of suicide bombers attacked a top army officer in Pakistan's southwestern city of Quetta today, missing him but killing his wife. At least 22 others died, including several guards, a senior officer and two children, officials said.
A suicide bomber attacked a provincial governor's compound Saturday, causing a number of casualties among members of the international military coalition and Afghan security forces in an area of northern Afghanistan where security has deteriorated, coalition and Afghan police said.
Like hundreds of thousands of Afghan men, he volunteered in the national army, ran drills in the mud, carried an automatic rifle, and worked alongside coalition mentors struggling against a hardcore insurgency. But he was not one of them.
A suicide bomber detonated his explosives-packed vehicle in a crowd of people watching a volleyball tournament today in northwest Pakistan, killing 75 people in the deadliest attack in the country in more than two months. he attack in Lakki Marwat city appeared to be retaliation against residents who formed militias to drive militants out of the area and a meeting of anti-Taliban leaders being held nearby may have been the actual target, police said.
A suicide bomber blew himself up early Friday near an army vehicle, killing at least two soldiers in the first such assault in Pakistan’s part of divided Kashmir, the military said, marking a possible escalation in the militant campaign against security forces.
A suicide bomber attacked a crowded Shiite mosque south of the Pakistani capital today, killing 22 people and wounding dozens more in the latest carnage to hit the U.S.-allied nation, officials said.
Violence in Pakistan has spread well beyond the dangerous Afghan border region, including a suicide bombing in Islamabad on Saturday that killed eight paramilitary personnel and a deadly commando-style attack against a police academy last week in Lahore.
, April 05, 2009
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