Tag: Suicide

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,"

Malik announces Rs 10m reward for suicide bomber info

ISLAMABAD: Interior Minister Rehman Malik on Saturday announced a reward of Rs 10 million to anyone providing information about activities of a probable suicide bomber.
"The government will provide security and employment to people who will provide information about a probable suicide bomber," Malik told reporters during a visit to the Federal Investigation Agency Headquarters.
The Interior minister said that the government would make arrangements to settle the informers and

Suicide car bomber targets foreign troops in Kabul

KABUL: A suicide car bomber targeted foreign forces in Kabul on Friday but the device detonated early, slightly injuring an Afghan soldier, ISAF and city police said.
An International Security Assistance Force spokesman said the explosion happened near Camp Julien, which is located in the ruins of the former Afghan royal palace in the west of the city.
"According to initial reports it was a vehicle-borne IED (improvised explosive device)," the spokesman said. A later

Three die as suicide bomber strikes Swabi police lines

PESHAWAR: Three people, including two police constables, were killed and another eight injured in a suicide attack at Swabi Police Lines on Monday. The bomber blew himself up outside the Shah Mansoor compound of the police lines.
According to details, four assailants, including the suicide bomber, arrived at the lines by a car and opened indiscriminate fire at the police guards at the gate, killing two officials.
The attackers then tried to enter the lines, but officials

Suicide bomber wounds 22 at Istanbul’s main square

ISTANBUL: A suspected suicide bomber targeting Turkish police wounded 22 people in the centre of Istanbul on Sunday. No organisation has claimed responsibility for the attack, officials said, though the city has been targeted by Kurdish separatist militants, al Qaeda and other groups in the past.
"It was a suicide bomb and it appears as if the bomber blew himself up. It appears to be a male body," Istanbul police chief Huseyin Capkin told reporters. Twelve civilians and 10

Two people, including UET student, commit suicide

Two people, including a University of Engineering and Technology (UET) student, committed suicide over domestic issues in two different areas of the city on Wednesday.
According to details, UET student Sibghat, 24, hanged himself in his hostel room on Tuesday. After reaching the spot, police and university officials recovered his body and handed it over to his family. His funeral was held at the Jamaetul Muntazir, which was attended by family members, university

Teenage girl allegedly commits suicide

A teenage girl allegedly committed suicide at her residence in Mehmoodabad, within the jurisdiction of the Baloch Colony police station on Monday.
Rescue sources said the 14-year-old Shumaila shot herself. The body was shifted to Civil Hospital Karachi for legal formalities.

Suicide bombers confuse CID

The new tactics being adopted by suicide bombers to ensure that there are no clues left behind after an attack are causing problems in investigation, a Crime Investigation Department official asking not to be named told Pakistan Today on Monday.
"Normally, we use DNA and the fingerprints of suicide bombers to ascertain their identity, but in the attack at Hazrat Abdullah Shah Ghazi (RA)'s shrine, the bombers used a new tactic to ensure their identities remained concealed," he