Posted on 08 December 2010.
In an attempt to target the Pakistani minister, Aslam Raisani, a suicide bomber on Tuesday, attacked in South West Pakistan. The attack killed one person and has injured eight people. However the Quetta police said that, Aslam was safe.
“A suicide bomber on foot hit the convoy of the chief minister and blew himself up,” said Anwar Shahani, a senior police official. Shahani also said that the bomber has aimed to assassin the minister, who was on his way to attend the provincial assembly session.
“I was the target and narrowly escaped. These attacks can’t stop me from fighting against terrorism,” Raisani said. According to sources, Raisani is a member of the Pakistan People’s Party and was elected as the chief minister in the year 2008.
Balochistan is the biggest province in Pakistan and is located near the Afghan border. It is also one of the least populated province. The militants of this province have been complaining for long that the government does not pay any attention towards their economic needs.
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Posted on 07 December 2010.
Around 40 people lost their lives in a suicide bomb attack in north-west Pakistan. The attack took place in a government compound where anti- Taliban allies were discussed.
According to the local media, apart from the dead, several people were also injured in the attack. Some sources say that the Taliban has taken the responsibility of the attacks. The attack was carried out by two people, and reports have said that the attackers were wearing police uniforms and had entered the government compound.
There were about 100 people present in the compound, where discussions were going on between tribal elders, government officials and anti Taliban groups. The attack also injured two journalists in the compound.
One of the eye witnesses of the incident said that, there was a loud burst, which created a cloud of dust and smoke and several people were shouting and crying in the scene and many body parts were also scattered. Some of the seriously injured people were rushed to the Peshawar hospital for treatment.
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