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Top Saudi cleric sees ‘devil’ behind suicide attacks

Top Saudi cleric sees ‘devil’ behind suicide attacks

RIYADH – A top Saudi cleric has slammed suicide attacks by Islamist martyrdom-seekers as devilish acts that do not qualify as jihad, a Saudi newspaper reported
on Friday.
“He (a suicide bomber) claims to be a mujahed (holy warrier) in the name of Allah, but he is not. He is fighting in the name of the devil who has tempted him and convinced him” to carry out the attack, said Sheikh Saleh al-Fawzan.
“A Muslim is prohibited from killing himself,” the member of the Saudi

Suicide bombers kill four in Iraqi police station

MOSUL – Two suicide bombers on Wednesday killed four policemen in a police station in the northern city of Mosul, including an officer who oversaw a deadly raid on militants, Iraqi security officials said. A third bomber was shot dead before setting off his explosives belt in the attack targeting Lieutenant Colonel Shamil Ahmed Oglah, who commanded the operation last week against an Al-Qaeda affiliate, a police officer said.
The early morning bombings killed Oglah and three other

TTP claims sending 10 suicide bombers to FATA

KARACHI – The Tehreek-e-Taliban Swat has claimed dispatching a batch of 10 suicide bombers to the Tribal Areas to fight security forces combating militants near the Afghanistan border.
In the latest video message, Taliban leader Mullah Fazlullah said, “Four of the suicide bombers have completed their tasks, while a group of another 300 bombers are ready to take their turn.” The video shows 10 young would-be bombers, their faces covered in head-scarves, listening to Fazlullah,

Mentally challenged woman commits suicide

LAHORE – A woman committed suicide on the railway tracks in Shahdara Town police precincts on Sunday.
She was identified as Sakeena (35), a resident of Barket Town Shahdarah. Sakeena had five children and according to the police, the deceased was mentally retarded as she had also attempted suicide earlier this month. Police officials said that the women jumped in front of the train and died instantly after being hit. Police handed over her body to her heirs after completing the

Ban and Karzai denounce Bajaur suicide attack

NEW YORK/KABUL – UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon was appalled by an attack outside a UN food agency center in Pakistan that killed at least 43 people, his spokesman said Sunday.
Ban “unequivocally condemns this abhorrent act of terrorism aimed at innocent people,” the spokesman said in a statement. Pakistan’s first known case of a female suicide attack targeted a World Food Programme distribution point in the town of Khar.
The Taliban have claimed responsibility for the

Female suicide bomber kills 46 in Bajaur

PESHAWAR – At least 46 people were killed and more than 80 injured when a burqa-clad female suicide bomber blew herself up near the World Food Programme (WFP) distribution centre in Khar, headquarters of Bajaur Agency, on Saturday.
The deceased included three personnel of Bajaur Levies Forces. Officials said 61 of the injured were admitted to various hospitals in the area, while 30 were airlifted to Lady Reading Hospital in Peshawar.
According to details, the high-intensity

Britain condemns ‘appalling’ suicide bombing in Pakistan

LONDON – British Junior Foreign Minister Alistair Burt on Saturday condemned the “appalling” suicide bombing attack on a World Food Programme project in Pakistan.
“This appalling attack on innocent refugees is a cruel reminder of the indiscriminate aims of the terrorists and an example of why the world must work together to do all we can to confront a menace without boundaries,” Burt said in a brief statement issued by the Foreign Office.
A suicide bomber wearing a burqa,

Two die as Afghan official survives suicide attack

KANDAHAR – Two civilians died and 11 others were injured in a Taliban suicide car bomb attack targeting a district governor in southern Afghanistan Saturday, local officials said.
The attack near Kandahar city — the spiritual home of the Taliban — targeted the governor of Dand district, Ahmadullah Nazak, but he escaped unhurt, officials said. “At around 2:00pm, a suicide bomber detonated his vehicle packed with explosives near the convoy of Dand district chief Ahmadullah

Suicide bomber kills 39 in Iran procession

TEHRAN: A suicide bomber blew himself up at a Shia religious procession in the Iranian city of Chabahar on Wednesday killing at least 39 people in the latest violence to rock the southeastern border region.
A pathologist cited by the official IRNA news agency said 38 bodies had been brought to the town’s mortuary, among them women and children. A 39th casualty later succumbed to his wounds, the pathologist said.
The bomber struck in a central square where worshippers were

15 killed in Hangu suicide bombing

PESHAWAR: At least 15 people were killed and over 20 injured on Friday when a suicide bomber rammed his explosives-laden vehicle into the building of an under-construction hospital in Pass Keley village near Hangu district.
A number of houses, the under-construction hospital and an Imambargah in the vicinity were razed to the ground.
Kohat Commissioner Khalid Omarzai said the bomber drove his explosive-laden pick up into the boundary wall of the hospital in Pass Keley. The

15 killed in Hangu suicide bomb blast

PESHAWAR: A suicide bomb attack near an under-construction hospital on the outskirts of Hangu in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa killed at least 15 people and injured several, private television channels reported on Friday.
Quoting Kohat Commissioner Khalid Omarzai and other police and security officials, the channels reported that the bomb exploded in explosion-laden vehicle. “We cannot say if it was a suicide attack. The blast took place near a hospital,” Kohat Commissioner Khalid Omarzai

15 killed in Kohat suicide attack

PESHAWAR: Amidst continued high alert in violence-hit Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and FATA, another suicide attack killed 15 and injured 25 in Kohat on Wednesday.
The bomber blew himself up close to a warehouse owned by an anti-Taliban militia leader and a bus stop in Tirah Bazaar.
Police said the bomber blew himself up at the door of a bus carrying passengers to the nearby Orakzai Agency. Kohat Commissioner Khalid Khan Omarzai confirmed to Pakistan Today that 15 people were killed

Suicide bomber misses Balochistan CM

QUETTA: A week after a remote-controlled bomb targeted Balochistan Governor Nawab Zulfiqar Magsi, a suicide bomber blew himself up in front of Balochistan Chief Minister Nawab Aslam Raisani’s motorcade on Tuesday.
However, the chief minister escaped the attack, but 10 people including five police personnel got injured. Lashkar-e-Jhangvi claimed responsibility for the suicide attack. The suicide bomber detonated his explosives-laden jacket seconds after the chief minister’s

50 killed in Mohmand suicide bombings

PESHAWAR: At least 50 people were killed and over 70 injured on Monday when two suicide bombers blew themselves up in the premises of the office of the Galanai political agent in Mohmand Agency.
The deceased included personnel of Khasadar Force, volunteers of the Safi Aman Committee, two leading anti-Taliban tribal elders, three officials and two correspondents for private television channels.
Around 25 of the injured were admitted to Lady Reading Hospital in Peshawar, where

Two NATO, 2 Afghan soldiers die in market suicide attack

KHOST: Two NATO and two Afghan soldiers were killed in a suicide attack at a market close to a joint military base in the east of the country on Sunday, coalition and local officials said.
An unknown number of Afghan soldiers and troops with NATO’s International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) were also injured in the blast that tore through the bazaar in Gardez, the provincial capital of Paktia.
“There was some sort of explosion near the operating base in Gardez

Watson considered suicide

Opera star Russell Watson was in such agony during his battle with brain cancer, he considered leaping to his death from a hotel balcony. The tenor was diagnosed with a pituitary gland growth in 2005, and was devastated when the tumour returned two years later.
He won his fight against the disease in 2007 following surgery, but Watson admits his ordeal brought him close to giving up on life. The singer tells, “I am quite religious and I remember really praying and demanding, ‘Why

Suicide bomber kills 6 in Bannu

PESHAWAR: At least six people were killed and another 19 were injured when a suicide bomber attacked a police vehicle at Meelad Square in Bannu police precincts on Tuesday.
The suicide bomber blew himself up near the police vehicle which was on routine patrol. Police officials said the vehicle was completely destroyed while nearby shops were partially damaged. “It was a suicide attack. The bomber came on foot and detonated himself near a police van close to a police station,”