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Pakistan bombers hit arms factory

At least 40 people have been killed in twin suicide bombings outside a munitions factory in the Pakistani town of Wah, police say.

They say the bombs went off in the city 30km (18.5 miles) west of Islamabad as workers left an ordnance factory.

Emergency services are at the scene and there are reports of many bodies.

Correspondents say the city is usually under heavy security, as it is home to a large industrial complex producing conventional arms and ammunition.

Local police chief Nasir Khan Durrani told the BBC: "Many others have been injured and we expect casualties to rise in the coming hours.

"At least 25 people have been critically injured."

Mr Durrani said that none of the dead was military personnel.

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The first blast took place outside the a gate of the factory as workers were leaving work during a shift change.

Minutes later another blast took place at another gate of the same factory.

Wah - in the province of Punjab - houses Pakistan's special weapons complex and most of its ordnance factories.

Pakistan's Al-Zarar tanks are made at Wah

Tanks used by the Pakistani army are made at Wah

The BBC's Syed Shoaib Hasan in Islamabad say that the attacks are believed to be tied to military operations continuing in Pakistan's tribal areas.

On Tuesday, 32 people were killed in a suicide attack on a hospital in the northern town of Dera Ismail Khan.

Our correspondent says that it is the second recent direct attack on a Pakistani military installation.

Last September, 17 officers and soldiers were killed in a suicide attack on a special forces base in the nearby town of Tarbela-Ghazi.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/7574267.stm

apparently mullah umar has taken responsibility for this attack and warned such blasts will keep going on in different cities of pakistan if operation in sawat and bajur is not stopped.

i dont know whats going to come about of this country and their people. ::(:

Allah hi hafiz hai!

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sucide jacket discover from masjid zul naurein usman.three person has arrested

Possible reaction to General Kayani's unannounced visit to Kabul?

Brother! this is reaction of migration of woman,children and unarmed man from FATA.

They have lose their shield,now full air force action is expected in Taliban territory.

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Yet another one. It is the continuation of the terrorism in Pakistan led by the spiritual brothers of Bin Laden and the ousted Afghani Taliban.

Yet another reason to go after these killers hard and fast.

I feel sorry for the victims of this barbarism, the poor factory workers.

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Yet another one. It is the continuation of the terrorism in Pakistan led by the spiritual brothers of Bin Laden and the ousted Afghani Taliban.

Yet another reason to go after these killers hard and fast.

I feel sorry for the victims of this barbarism, the poor factory workers.

Definitely. These Talibaans and their sanctuaries MUST be destroyed at the earliest.

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Things should be seen in their broadest context.

While in the short term, the perpetrators of such horrendous crimes should be dealth with an iron fist, it is even more necessary to initiate, implement and ensure the continuity of steps to eliminate the diseased mondset that enables people to carry out atrocities without any compunction.

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Almaost 70 persons havebeen killed in this crfime, an equal number injured.

70 is a number. Each of them was a son, a brother. Many of them also husbands and fathers. Some of them sole bread-earners of their families. A few of them engaged to be married soon.

And Maulvi Umar, the spokesperson of the Taehreek-e-Taliban-Pakistan has threatened more such attacks in Lahore, Multan and other cities.

My bet is that there will not be attacks in cities he has mentioned, but other places.

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Things should be seen in their broadest context.

While in the short term, the perpetrators of such horrendous crimes should be dealth with an iron fist, it is even more necessary to initiate, implement and ensure the continuity of steps to eliminate the diseased mondset that enables people to carry out atrocities without any compunction.

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Almaost 70 persons havebeen killed in this crfime, an equal number injured.

70 is a number. Each of them was a son, a brother. Many of them also husbands and fathers. Some of them sole bread-earners of their families. A few of them engaged to be married soon.

And Maulvi Umar, the spokesperson of the Taehreek-e-Taliban-Pakistan has threatened more such attacks in Lahore, Multan and other cities.

My bet is that there will not be attacks in cities he has mentioned, but other places.

The latest death toll is 100 :(

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100 people, 100 souls, 100 human beings, consumed up by the fire and smoke of 'jihad' of a 'maulvi' called 'umar' of the TTP, who wants to 'implement Islam' in Pakistan.

What does that leave a non-Muslim [or even a Muslim] with?

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100 people, 100 souls, 100 human beings, consumed up by the fire and smoke of 'jihad' of a 'maulvi' called 'umar' of the TTP, who wants to 'implement Islam' in Pakistan.

What does that leave a non-Muslim [or even a Muslim] with?

This sure is insanity at its height and that too in the name of religion!!! They say that names do affect a person's personality and I sure can see the effect here

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Things should be seen in their broadest context.

While in the short term, the perpetrators of such horrendous crimes should be dealth with an iron fist, it is even more necessary to initiate, implement and ensure the continuity of steps to eliminate the diseased mondset that enables people to carry out atrocities without any compunction.

This is the mother of all troubles. With the continuation of the past and even present broader policies of the Pakistani political and intelligence establishments, that seems to perpetuate till the possible break up of the country. The government will try channel this terrorism to other perceived 'anti-Islam' enemies outside Pakistan but it can't be eliminated unless the rogue elements sympathetic to Al-Qaidah/Taliban are washed out of the government machinery at every level. The media and the people in Pakistan also need to fix its myopic view of Islam, Islamism and its role in the country.

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Almaost 70 persons havebeen killed in this crfime, an equal number injured.

70 is a number. Each of them was a son, a brother. Many of them also husbands and fathers. Some of them sole bread-earners of their families. A few of them engaged to be married soon.

And Maulvi Umar, the spokesperson of the Taehreek-e-Taliban-Pakistan has threatened more such attacks in Lahore, Multan and other cities.

My bet is that there will not be attacks in cities he has mentioned, but other places.

Oh no please, not my city! Multan hasn't seen any such thing for a few years now, the last I remember was a bomb blast in SSP gathering killing 50 people in perhaps 2005.

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Oh no please, not my city! Multan hasn't seen any such thing for a few years now, the last I remember was a bomb blast in SSP gathering killing 50 people in perhaps 2005.

Bro shouldn't we try and get such words out of our language "my village, my town or my city"?

Let's pray that this is not repeated anywhere in Pakistan

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This is the mother of all troubles. With the continuation of the past and even present broader policies of the Pakistani political and intelligence establishments, that seems to perpetuate till the possible break up of the country. The government will try channel this terrorism to other perceived 'anti-Islam' enemies outside Pakistan but it can't be eliminated unless the rogue elements sympathetic to Al-Qaidah/Taliban are washed out of the government machinery at every level. The media and the people in Pakistan also need to fix its myopic view of Islam, Islamism and its role in the country.

Pakistan in particular and muslims in general have a hell of a lot historical garbage to get rid of.

For 60 years we have taught our children that scum such as Khalid bin Waleed, Salauddin Ayyubi, Nahmood Ghaznavi and Aurangzeb Alamgeer are heroes.

It is time we started looking the true picture in the eye.

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Pakistan in particular and muslims in general have a hell of a lot historical garbage to get rid of.

For 60 years we have taught our children that scum such as Khalid bin Waleed, Salauddin Ayyubi, Nahmood Ghaznavi and Aurangzeb Alamgeer are heroes.

It is time we started looking the true picture in the eye.

You forgot Mohammad bin Qasim :P

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Another Disturbing news item...

Meeting called to form anti-Talibanisation strategy in Karachi

Updated at: 1833 PST, Thursday, August 21, 2008

ISLAMABAD: Advisor to the Prime Minister on the Interior Rehman Malik claims security forces pre-empted at least fifty suicide attacks across the country on August 13th and 14th.

Talking to the media in Islamabad at Prime Minister’s Secretariat on Thursday, Rehman Malik claimed police have foiled a network of terrorists who planned attacks in different cities.

He added that a foreign hand was involved in the recent turmoil in the Kurrum Agency and Dera Ismail Khan and details in this regard would be released soon. The Interior Minister added that the military operation in Bajaur will continue until the government achieves its objectives.

He said an important meeting regarding the recent reported threat of Talibanisation in Karachi will be held in Islamabad on August 25.

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You forgot Mohammad bin Qasim :P

Sorry. And thanks for the correction. He was a blackguard, as was his uncle, Hujjaaj bin Yousuf, who eventually had hin murdered.

Another Disturbing news item...

Meeting called to form anti-Talibanisation strategy in Karachi

Updated at: 1833 PST, Thursday, August 21, 2008

ISLAMABAD: Advisor to the Prime Minister on the Interior Rehman Malik claims security forces pre-empted at least fifty suicide attacks across the country on August 13th and 14th.

Talking to the media in Islamabad at Prime Minister’s Secretariat on Thursday, Rehman Malik claimed police have foiled a network of terrorists who planned attacks in different cities.

He added that a foreign hand was involved in the recent turmoil in the Kurrum Agency and Dera Ismail Khan and details in this regard would be released soon. The Interior Minister added that the military operation in Bajaur will continue until the government achieves its objectives.

He said an important meeting regarding the recent reported threat of Talibanisation in Karachi will be held in Islamabad on August 25.

Musharraf neglected his duty by not formulating an anti-Talibanization policy in the wake of 9/11. If these people are doing it now, what's the proble. It has to be done.

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Musharraf neglected his duty by not formulating an anti-Talibanization policy in the wake of 9/11. If these people are doing it now, what's the proble. It has to be done.

I'd like to correct you here and point out that it was the MQM which began harping about the Talibanization of Karachi and not the PPP - PML(N) coalition!

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I know. But that has very little bearing on a national anti-Talibanization policy. I am yalking about a national policy. Karachi isn't the only city at risk.

Thats the thing na. They are not drawing up a national anti - talibanization policy. The meeting I have written about, on which you commented, is just meant for Karachi!

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I know. It is just an appeasement gesture to massage the ego Altaf Bhaee

I agree but then you should not try to give credit to the PPP for formulating an anti - talibanization policy -- Give them credit when they do formulate it!!

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To the extent of Karachi they are doing it, even if at the carping of Altaf Hussain, and that is some good at least. The policy framed for Karachi could become the blueprint for a national policy.

Shouldn't we be giving them time? We gave Misharraf nine years for his 7 point agenda

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He added that a foreign hand was involved in the recent turmoil in the Kurrum Agency and Dera Ismail Khan and details in this regard would be released soon. The Interior Minister added that the military operation in Bajaur will continue until the government achieves its objectives.

This nincompoop always concots some story to distract people from the real reasons.

To the extent of Karachi they are doing it, even if at the carping of Altaf Hussain, and that is some good at least. The policy framed for Karachi could become the blueprint for a national policy.

Karachi is haven for the idelogy factories of suicide bombers. If they can rid of them it would be a great service to this nation.

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Shouldn't we be giving them time? We gave Misharraf nine years for his 7 point agenda

Wasnt PPP in power twice before? As far as I remember, it was during BB's government that Taliban Government was officially recognized by Pakistan.

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ISLAMABAD: In a major breakthrough, the security agencies have got a big lead in investigations into the bombings at Wah. The third suicide bomber arrested on the spot is cooperating with the authorities and has provided many details about his network and these details have raised more questions about the role of India in Afghanistan.

The would-be suicide bomber, Hameedullah Khan, belongs to the Khyber Agency. He revealed during the investigation that his network of suicide bombers would try to hit important installations in Peshawar, Kohat and Nowshera in the near future.

Interestingly, Hameedullah Khan is not from Swat or Bajaur where the security forces are conducting operations and there was no question that the bombing was in retaliation to the operations in Swat or Bajaur.

He is sure that other two suicide bombers were also from the Khyber area. Security agencies have doubts over the claim of Maulvi Omer of the Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan, who accepted responsibility for Thursday's bombings. His claim is viewed as an attempt to blackmail the government.

Officials supervising the investigation into Thursday's bombings were not ready to believe that Hameedullah Khan was a part of any group active in South Waziristan, Swat or Bajaur. He spent most of his time in Khyber with some other bombers in total isolation. He was not aware about the details of the operation in Bajaur because he was not allowed to come out of his hideout in Khyber for more than a month. His handlers told him that the Pakistan Army was collaborating with the enemies of Islam and killing their own fellow Muslims and attacking the Pakistan Army would be a Jihad.

The three suicide bombers were ordered just one night before their deadly action to blow their jackets packed with explosives when "collaborators of infidels" would come out in big numbers. They were told that these people made weapons which were being used against Muslims of the tribal areas.

He travelled early Wednesday morning from Khyber to Mohmand where he spent one night. The next day the suicide bombers were taken from Mohmand to the POF in a black Toyota Corolla car to attack Army soldiers, who were conducting operations in the tribal areas. Twenty-year-old Hameedullah Khan changed his mind just a few minutes before his deadline on Thursday afternoon in front of the Pakistan Ordnance Factory at Wah.

Around 2:30 in the afternoon when the POF workers started coming out, young Hameedullah Khan realised that his target was not the Army soldiers but common civilians. His two other comrades reached close to their targets but he changed his mind and came back to a nearby mosque. He got rid of his suicide jacket in the toilet of the mosque and tried to escape in a taxi but the police arrested him within a few minutes of the deadly bombings.

Hameedullah Khan is very much satisfied that he never killed his fellow Muslims. He is also sure that other suicide bombers will not go to paradise but to hell because they had only killed poor labourers.

According to the latest report presented to Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani, the Indian Embassy in Kabul is handling some terrorist groups inside Pakistan. These groups started their terrorist activities last year and hired many angry youngsters from the tribal belt whose families suffered badly due to the military operations in the tribal areas. One of the groups was also involved in two suicide attacks against former interior minister Aftab Ahmad Khan Sherpao. Two people arrested from this group last year accepted that they had links to some people in Kabul with officials of the Indian embassy.

The report presented to the prime minister says that the Thursday's bombings in Wah could be an Indo-Afghan plan to avenge the alleged involvement of Pakistan in the suicide attack against the Indian embassy in Kabul in July this year. It was also claimed in the report that the Indian intelligence agency, RAW, had given targets to a group based in the Khyber Agency for organising attacks in Peshawar, Kohat and Nowshera rather than Islamabad or Karachi with the logic that an attack in big cities would point fingers at India but attacks in areas close to Fata could be easily taken as the Taliban activity.

http://thenews.com.pk/top_story_detail.asp?Id=16780

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Taleban winning war, says Zardari

17:21 GMT, Sunday, 24 August 2008 18:21 UK

The Pakistani Taleban have "the upper hand" and should be put on the list of banned organisations in Pakistan, Benazir Bhutto's widower has said.

Asif Ali Zardari said that the world and Pakistan were losing the war on terror.

"It is an insurgency", he said, "and an ideological war. It is our country and we will defend it.

"The world is losing the war. I think at the moment they (the Taleban) definitely have the upper hand.

"The issue, which is not just a bad case scenario as far as Pakistan is concerned or as Afghanistan is concerned but it is going to be spreading further. The whole world is going to be affected by it."

Mr Zardari's strong remarks came shortly after the Pakistan People's Party (PPP) put his name forward as its presidential nominee.

The president is elected by the members of parliament and the four provincial assemblies, and Mr Zardari says he is confident he has the numbers he needs to win on 6 September.

Asif Zardari spent more than a decade in prison on murder and corruption charges but he insisted that the cases had failed because they were politically motivated.

He also dismissed reports that the Swiss authorities were still considering whether they should pursue a money-laundering case against him there.

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He is not far off the mark. Due to some mysterious reason, the Taliban and other such anti-people outfits were given a rather free hand by Musharraf to make people's life miserable.

As example is the Lal Masjed fiasco. It should been dealth with an iron hand in january 2007. It was allows to drag on to Juky unnecessarily, allowing the terrorists to tock up arms and ammo and earn public sympathy

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