Attack in QUETTA, PAKISTAN: Al-Jazeera

The title of a recently released Al-Jazeera article is “Fresh attack targets Pakistan’s Quetta” (Web-site/URL:

“An attack on a Sunni Muslim mosque in the southwestern Pakistani city of Quetta has left at least 10 people dead and another 30 wounded, just one day after a suicide bomber killed at least 37 people in the same city”.

Bashir Ahmad Brohi, “a senior local police official in Quetta”, told AFP news agency, FOUR gunmen opened fire when people were coming out of the mosque after saying Eid prayers“.

“Brohi said a former Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) provincial minister, Ali Madad Jatak, was in the mosque and COULD HAVE BEEN the target“. Again, “could have been” IS NOT a guarantee.

“Friday’s (August 9, 2013) attack in the capital of Balochistan province came as most Pakistanis celebrated Eid al-Fitr and was followed by another blast in Islamabad which saw a guard shoot dead a would-be suicide bomber FORCING his way into a mosque“. This is EXPECTED because TERRORISTS OFTEN use the “force and pain technique” (Web-site/URL:

But we are not sure at the moment and are investigating“.

According to Al Jazeera‘s Imtiaz Tyab, reporting from Islamabad”, “The security situation in Pakistan is (STILL) EXTREMELY TENSE“. THAT HASN’T CHANGED. “The threat here is frankly QUITE high [but] the US State Department HASN’T clarified exactly what those threats are“.

“Thursday’s (August 8, 2013) bombing in Quetta claimed the lives of several senior police officers who had been AT THE FUNERAL OF a fellow officer“. Terrorists love attacking “funerals” because people are GRIEVING and therefore UNAWARE or perhaps COMPLETELY OBLIVIOUS to what’s going on around them/their surroundings.

“Among the dead were Fayyaz Sumbal, a deputy inspector-general, and Shamsuddin, deputy superintendent of police headquarters”.

“Fifty people were also wounded in the attack, including CHILDREN attending the funeral“. Again “chuldren” are vulnerable; WOMEN ARE NOT.

“The suicide bomber was wearing a jacked packed with ball bearings and shrapnel, a member of the bomb squad said”.

“According to television reports, the bomb exploded outside a mosque where the funeral of Mohibullah, a station house officer, was being held”.

“Mohammad Hafiz, a policeman, spoke of his horror after the explosion”. “I was inside the mosque and we were lining up for the funeral prayers when A BIG BLAST took place. I came out and saw injured and dead bodies lying on the ground. I HAVE NO WORDS TO DESCRIBE WHAT I’VE SEEN. IT WAS HORRIBLE” OF COURSE.



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