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Jan 1, 2010: Suicide bomb kills 75 at volleyball site

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posted on Jan, 1 2010 @ 09:50 AM
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Pakistan: Suicide bomb kills 75 at volleyball site


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PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) -- A suicide bomber set off an explosives-laden vehicle on a field during a volleyball tournament Friday in northwest Pakistan, killing at least 75 people and wounding more than 70, police said.

The blast occurred near Pakistan's tribal belt, and was the latest bloodshed to rattle the country since the army launched a military offensive against Taliban fighters in the South Waziristan tribal region. The operation has scattered insurgents but provoked apparent reprisal.
(visit the link for the full news article)



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posted on Jan, 1 2010 @ 09:50 AM
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Looks like the Taliban is really picking up their efforts on these suicide bombs. The article states that the suicide bomber drove onto the field in a vehicle that was loaded with 550lbs of high intensity explosives. (Even nearby houses collapsed)

32 dead... 70 wounded... and over 300 people on the field at the time of the explosion. What a loss of life.



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posted on Jan, 1 2010 @ 09:54 AM
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An interesting tidbit to the article posted above...
Source: AP




Also Friday, a suspected U.S. missile struck a car carrying alleged militants in North Waziristan tribal region, killing three men, two intelligence officials said. It was the second such strike in less than a day.

The strikes are part of the U.S. campaign to eliminate high-value militant targets that use Pakistan as a safe haven to plan attacks in neighboring Afghanistan and on the West.

The one Friday happened near Mir Ali, a major town in the region, two intelligence officials said on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak on the record. Shortly afterward, Taliban fighters arrived at the scene of the attack in the village of Ghundi and moved the bodies to an undisclosed location, the officials said.

Thursday's missile strike was also near Mir Ali, hitting a house and killing three people.

U.S. officials rarely discuss the strikes, and Pakistan publicly condemns them, though it is widely believed to aid them secretly.



posted on Jan, 1 2010 @ 11:18 AM
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Picture of the vehicle...
Source: ABC



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posted on Jan, 1 2010 @ 12:34 PM
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Originally posted by x2Strongx
Picture of the vehicle...
Source: ABC



[edit on 1/1/2010 by x2Strongx]


And they found bodies there?



posted on Jan, 1 2010 @ 12:56 PM
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Looks like the body count has gone up...
Source: Associated Press



PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) -- Police say the death toll has hit 75 in a suicide car bombing at a volleyball tournament in northwest Pakistan. Local police chief Ayub Khan says Friday's blast in Lakki Marwat was retaliation for locals' attempts to expel militants by setting up their own militia. He says 75 people are confirmed dead.



posted on Jan, 1 2010 @ 01:00 PM
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A list of attacks in that area since Oct 2009...
Source: AP



- Jan. 1, 2010: Suicide car bomber kills at least 75 at volleyball tournament in northwest town of Lakki Marwat.

- Dec. 24, 2009: Suicide bomber kills four near government buildings in the main northwest city of Peshawar.

- Dec. 22, 2009: Suicide bomber kills three at the Peshawar Press Club.

- Dec. 15, 2009: Suicide car bomber kills 33 near a lawmaker's home in the Punjab province town of Dera Ghazi Khan.

- Dec. 7, 2009: Two bombs kill 34 at a market in eastern city of Lahore, while a suicide bomber kills 10 people outside a Peshawar court.

- Dec. 4, 2009: Gunmen and a suicide bomber attack a mosque in a military installation in Rawalpindi, killing 35.

- Dec. 2, 2009: Suicide bomber kills 2 outside Pakistani navy headquarters in Islamabad.

- Nov. 19, 2009: Suicide bomber kills 19 outside judicial complex in Peshawar.

- Nov. 16, 2009: Suicide truck bomber attacks a police station in northwest, killing six.

- Nov. 14, 2009: Suicide car bomber attacks a police checkpoint in northwest, killing 11.

- Nov. 13, 2009: Suicide car bomber strikes regional headquarters of the main spy agency in Peshawar, killing 10.

- Nov. 12, 2009: Gunmen kill a Pakistani working at the Iranian Consulate in Peshawar.

- Nov. 10, 2009: Suicide car bomber attacks crowded market in northwest, killing 26.

- Nov. 8, 2009: Suicide bomber hits crowded market in northwest, killing 12.

- Nov. 2, 2009: Suicide bomber kills 35 outside bank near Pakistan's military headquarters in Rawalpindi.

- Oct. 28, 2009: Car bomb explodes in a crowded market in Peshawar, killing at least 112.

- Oct. 23, 2009: Suicide bomber kills seven close to a major air force complex in northwest.

- Oct. 22, 2009: Militants shoot and kill a senior army officer and a soldier in Islamabad.

- Oct. 20, 2009: Two suicide bombers attack the International Islamic University in Islamabad, killing six.

- Oct. 16, 2009: Three suicide attackers hit a police station in Peshawar, killing 13.

- Oct. 15, 2009: Teams of gunmen attack three security facilities in the eastern city of Lahore, leaving 28 dead.

- Oct. 12, 2009: Suicide car bomb explodes near a market in the northwestern Shangla district, killing 41.

- Oct. 10, 2009: Raid on the army headquarters in Rawalpindi leads to a 22-hour standoff that leaves nine militants and 14 others dead.

- Oct. 9, 2009: Suicide car bomb in busy market area in Peshawar kills 53.

- Oct. 5, 2009: Bomber dressed as a security official kills five staff members at the U.N. food agency's headquarters in Islamabad.



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posted on Jan, 1 2010 @ 01:09 PM
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Originally posted by x2Strongx
A list of attacks in that area since Oct 2009...
Source: AP



- Jan. 1, 2010: Suicide car bomber kills at least 75 at volleyball tournament in northwest town of Lakki Marwat.

- Dec. 24, 2009: Suicide bomber kills four near government buildings in the main northwest city of Peshawar.

- Dec. 22, 2009: Suicide bomber kills three at the Peshawar Press Club.

- Dec. 15, 2009: Suicide car bomber kills 33 near a lawmaker's home in the Punjab province town of Dera Ghazi Khan.

- Dec. 7, 2009: Two bombs kill 34 at a market in eastern city of Lahore, while a suicide bomber kills 10 people outside a Peshawar court.

- Dec. 4, 2009: Gunmen and a suicide bomber attack a mosque in a military installation in Rawalpindi, killing 35.

- Dec. 2, 2009: Suicide bomber kills 2 outside Pakistani navy headquarters in Islamabad.

- Nov. 19, 2009: Suicide bomber kills 19 outside judicial complex in Peshawar.

- Nov. 16, 2009: Suicide truck bomber attacks a police station in northwest, killing six.

- Nov. 14, 2009: Suicide car bomber attacks a police checkpoint in northwest, killing 11.

- Nov. 13, 2009: Suicide car bomber strikes regional headquarters of the main spy agency in Peshawar, killing 10.

- Nov. 12, 2009: Gunmen kill a Pakistani working at the Iranian Consulate in Peshawar.

- Nov. 10, 2009: Suicide car bomber attacks crowded market in northwest, killing 26.

- Nov. 8, 2009: Suicide bomber hits crowded market in northwest, killing 12.

- Nov. 2, 2009: Suicide bomber kills 35 outside bank near Pakistan's military headquarters in Rawalpindi.

- Oct. 28, 2009: Car bomb explodes in a crowded market in Peshawar, killing at least 112.

- Oct. 23, 2009: Suicide bomber kills seven close to a major air force complex in northwest.

- Oct. 22, 2009: Militants shoot and kill a senior army officer and a soldier in Islamabad.

- Oct. 20, 2009: Two suicide bombers attack the International Islamic University in Islamabad, killing six.

- Oct. 16, 2009: Three suicide attackers hit a police station in Peshawar, killing 13.

- Oct. 15, 2009: Teams of gunmen attack three security facilities in the eastern city of Lahore, leaving 28 dead.

- Oct. 12, 2009: Suicide car bomb explodes near a market in the northwestern Shangla district, killing 41.

- Oct. 10, 2009: Raid on the army headquarters in Rawalpindi leads to a 22-hour standoff that leaves nine militants and 14 others dead.

- Oct. 9, 2009: Suicide car bomb in busy market area in Peshawar kills 53.

- Oct. 5, 2009: Bomber dressed as a security official kills five staff members at the U.N. food agency's headquarters in Islamabad.



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WOW that is 575 deaths in 3 months.

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posted on Jan, 1 2010 @ 01:57 PM
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Another picture of the aftermath...




posted on Jan, 1 2010 @ 02:40 PM
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It just beggers belief, I am sickened by the pure loss of innocent life here, and the question what is it that can be done to stop such horrific attacks. And at the level its happening, is the government doing anything about it? because its seems never ending. How many more innocent people are going to loose their lives in the face out right evil. And these people claim to be religious. What sort of all forgiving god would condone such acts?

I read the other day that we in the west should be on the look out because there have been such threats made to the UK, and the US, how much of that is scaremongering i don't know, but i hope it doesn't.



posted on Jan, 1 2010 @ 03:07 PM
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Lesson learned?


Screw volleyball, that game is getting too serious!



posted on Jan, 1 2010 @ 03:16 PM
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Pakistan New Year is just getting warmed up.

Sure there will be many more attacks just like this.

Either Pakistan will make more truce with these terrorists or they will declare an all outright war on them.

I am betting Pakistan will go for truce.



posted on Jan, 1 2010 @ 04:00 PM
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Its ok. its not in my country

90 percent of peoples response. and im ashamed to say this is what my first thought is when i see/hear a headline like this on the news. then i think "I'm a horrible horrible person" and then i think no more of it for the rest of the day.

Quite bad. most poeple are the same. wich also is very very bad.







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