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Suicide blast rattles Karachi

A car-borne suicide bomber flattened the house of a senior CID police officer in the country’s financial capital Karachi on Monday, killing eight people including six policemen. -Photos by AFP

Investigators inspect the crater caused by the bomb.
Investigators inspect the crater caused by the bomb.
Security personnel gather at the car bomb blast site.
Security personnel gather at the car bomb blast site.
Edhi volunteers carry the carcass of a motorcycle.
Edhi volunteers carry the carcass of a motorcycle.
Paramilitary soldiers inspect a destroyed vehicle.
Paramilitary soldiers inspect a destroyed vehicle.
Security personnel gather at the site of the bomb blast.
Security personnel gather at the site of the bomb blast.
Investigators inspect the crater caused by the bomb.
Investigators inspect the crater caused by the bomb.


Comments (15) Closed

Hania W. Sep 19, 2011 02:39pm
Senseless violence. Be it Defence, Liyari, North Nazimabad, Gulshan or any area, NO ONE has the right to take lives like this. Taliban are a bunch of ignorant people, who can only pass on comments but do not have the courage to come upfront and fight the battle themselves. They plan 'hidden, secretive' attacks. But then, what else can be expected from them. Such people are only cowards. And their pathetic excuse for bloodshed and violence is that, they are all doing this in the name of ALLAH and Islam. Reminder: In a religion where divorce is thought to be a last option between married couples, I really don't think it would allow the so called Mullahs to carry out attacks on people just because they are not Islamic enough for their standards. Apparently the attack happened because the police officer had killed a lot of Taliban members; well yeah, if you are going to carry explosives and unlicensed guns with you and kill anyone just because you were in a cranky mood, YOU will be arrested/killed for such irrational behavior. What about the innocent 8 year old CHILD and his mother who were MURDERED by you? Human lives have no value it seems to you.. And anyways who are you to judge bheii? Live and let live and let Allah be the judge. At times like these, I really do feel ashamed to be called a Muslim, but then I remind myself, I AM Pakistani. I AM Muslim. They are not. May ALLAH guide these crazy people to the right path, VIOLENCE is NOT the answer. And may ALLAH bless my country Pakistan. Aameeen.
fasihul haque Sep 19, 2011 03:25pm
this is very shamful act.We all condemn this act from our core of heart.More precaustion is needed.I salute those who are died in this ghastly attack
Khurram Jadoon Sep 19, 2011 04:39pm
How many more lives to sacrifice ... why don't they buy and put scanner around targeted cities (or main intersections) to at least monitor the movement of such material - govt can buy dozen of them if they just sacrifice one big foreign trip. Plus, we all need to be more and more vigilant to report any suspicious person/activity to the law enforcement agencies and media. May Allah help us to help our country and fellow citizens - Ameen
Iqbal Sep 19, 2011 04:52pm
The Taliban are nothing but the tribal war lords carry the banner of Islam to cover up their tribal uprising, their religious code is nothing but their tribal code, neither the Islam nor the Muslim of this country and rest of world peace loving Muslims have anything to do with the ferocious disposition of these war lords. One can very easily infer the non religious character of this so called religious movement from this that the subject of their rage is not the non Muslims but the innocent Muslims of this country. They are blasting schools , destroying properties, killing people , and challenging the authority of state not of any other country but the Muslim country. Here is need to be stressed that the mind set of Muslim is one thing and mind set of war lords of mountains terrains is another thing.
k2k Sep 19, 2011 08:40pm
May Allah guide us to the right path.... and i hope the people behind this act and all the other crimes rot in hell...
Mubashir Sep 19, 2011 10:13pm
this is heart breaking !! MAY ALLAH BLESS THIS COUNTRY !!
Nadeem Sep 20, 2011 12:15am
How do you know they are Taliban?
Maroof Sep 20, 2011 04:37am
This quote comes to mind, "We have met the enemy and he is us."
vkhan Sep 20, 2011 07:26am
Thank you for saying that...
JPositive Sep 20, 2011 07:31am
Did anyone saw the photo of that little kid and his mom who were going to school? He reminded me of my own son who goes to school in the morning with his mother. I cried and I am still crying. I don't know what that mother or her innocent son felt during the brief moment that bomb blasted and they died. I just don't...........
Marri Sep 20, 2011 07:40am
our governments has been receiving billions of dollars to equip police and paramilitary forces with latest technology to fight against terror where all this money gone, its time to ask question, raise your voice, don't give up fight against terror, fight with unity, it is fight for survival,fight for Pakistan
VKHAN Sep 20, 2011 07:41am
Thank you for standing up for what you beleive, you are an example of bravery and love. Praise God.
Shoab Gori Sep 20, 2011 09:38am
I support the idea of setting up explosive scanners on major intersection in all the major cities of Paakistan. We have to fight this war in a more creativie manner to defeat this menace in the society.
S.M.Hussain Sep 20, 2011 01:24pm
We always found a space to safe our-self!! By writing some lines, by showing some emotions.....I think to condemn an incident is not enough! The police man who died the mother and her child...the sorrows’.....very paining!!....we have to be on one platform to stop this entire thing to stop terrorism. The civil society, students, professionals... and others have to take stand against terrorism. Yes! The victims are Pakistani....and we all are Pakistani. May ALLAH bless our country Islamic Republic of Pakistan!!!
Adeel Sep 20, 2011 02:47pm
Long live pervaz Musharf, i salute ur courge and bravery .