Twin Bombings Kill 80 Paramilitary Police - Revenge for Bin Laden's Death.

by FSM: GLOBAL TERROR ALERTS, THE EDITOR May 13, 2011
 
Two suicide bombers have killed 80 Pakistani paramilitary police personnel at a police training center in Shabqadar, Charsadda district, Northwest Frontier Province. More than 100 are wounded. The Pakistani Taliban (Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan) have claimed responsibility for the attacks and stated that the action was taken as revenge for the death of bin Laden.
 
 
Ehsanullah Ehsan, a spokesman for the Pakistani Taliban, said in a phone conversation:
 
“This was the first revenge for Osama’s martyrdom. Wait for bigger attacks in Pakistan and Afghanistan. Two of our fedayeen (suicide bombers) carried out these attacks.”
 
The explosions took place at a training establishment for the Frontier Constabulary (FC). A senior police official said:
 
“The suicide bomber came on a motorcycle and blew himself up among Frontier Constabulary personnel. When other FC people came to the rescue to help their colleagues, the second bomber came on another motorcycle and blew himself up.”
 
A man selling vegetables outside the training center said:
 
“There was a big blast. I saw smoke, blood and body pieces all around.”
 
According to another eyewitness,
 
“I saw my colleagues off at the gate and returned to my room. Just as I entered the room, there was a blast. We rushed out and started collecting the dead and injured. Then we brought them to the hospital here, and donated our blood for them.”
 
 
Outside the training center, Shaqbadar (AFP).
 
The news is carried by the Financial Times, Reuters, the New York Times, Associated Press of Pakistan, Dawn, Bloomberg, and numerous other sources.
 
The predicted backlash appears to have begun. Perhaps the administration's attempts to appease Islamist sympathies by washing bin Laden’s body and saying Islamic prayers over it were futile.
 
For background information to the current political tensions within Pakistan, please click here.
 
The Editor, Family Security Matters.
 

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