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    Explosion in Karachi?

    According to some Karachitis, there has been an explosion heard in Karachi near the non-operational US counsulate... Can anyone confirm this?

    #2
    Originally posted by Spock:
    According to some Karachitis, there has been an explosion heard in Karachi near the non-operational US counsulate... Can anyone confirm this?
    http://news.bbc.co.uk/hi/english/wor...00/2044359.stm

    The southern Pakistani city of Karachi has been rocked by a huge explosion near the US consulate, with initial reports of four people being killed.
    Several others are said to have been injured.

    The blast is thought to have been caused by a bomb in a car placed near the US consulate building.

    Relief work at the site has begun and it is feared the number of casualties may rise.

    A recent car bomb attack outside the Sheraton hotel in Karachi in May killed 11 French nationals and three Pakistanis.

    Pakistani police suspect the Sheraton bombing was the work of the al-Qaeda network.


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      #3
      From AP

      Two die in blast near US consulate in Karachi


      AP [ FRIDAY, JUNE 14, 2002 11:08:48 AM ]

      KARACHI: A car bomb exploded Friday outside the US consulate in Karachi, killing two people and damaging the consulate building, police said.
      Many people were injured in the blast.
      The blast occurred around 11:15 a.m. (0515 GMT). Police said the bomb was concealed in a white car. The blast caused substantial damage to the consulate, destroying the guard post, and the nearby Marriott Hotel. Windows were shattered in both buildings, and a number of cars were damaged.
      Witnesses reported seeing body parts scattered about the scene. At least one of the dead was a Pakistani embassy guard in plainclothes.
      Rescue teams rushed to the scene, and ambulances were shuttling the injured to nearby hospitals. Police sealed off streets in the area.
      Violence against foreigners by Islamic militants has increased since Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf threw his support behind the US-led war on terrorism. Wall Street Journal Reporter Daniel Pearl was abducted and murdered in Karachi in January, while working on a story about Islamic militants.
      Suicide bombings once unheard of here have occurred twice. Both attacks were believed carried out by al-Qaeda.
      On March 17, a grenade attack at a church in Islamabad's diplomatic enclave killed five people, including two Americans.
      Last month, 11 French engineers and three others were killed in a suicide attack in front of a Karachi hotel.


      RAW or Al-Qaeda terrorists either way sad news...

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        #4
        yeah am reading this news just now..sad indeed. We need to crackdown hard on these sons of *****es, whether it's MQM, RAW, or whoever joe-bloe. They should not escape the wrath of the law..

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          #5
          This couldnt have been the Al-Qaeda as they wouldnt be so stupid to waste an attack on a non-operational US counsulate (since 1995)... The IQ level indicates RAW activity... Or simply, the RAW agents werent taking risks as the US might find out they were trying to kill Americans to subdue their anti-pakistani activities...

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            #6
            Originally posted by Spock:
            This couldnt have been the Al-Qaeda as they wouldnt be so stupid to waste an attack on a non-operational US counsulate (since 1995)... The IQ level indicates RAW activity... Or simply, the RAW agents werent taking risks as the US might find out they were trying to kill Americans to subdue their anti-pakistani activities...
            My dear friend it doesn't matter who did it.who ever have done this sent their message to Authorities and Mushi.Its time for Govt. to act instead of calculating after math of their Crack down.my guess is so called religious parties.may be i'm wrong but its very hard to point out anyone since almost every politcal and religious party have their own Gangs specially trained for these or more Violent activities.and at the end we vote for them to be in Parliament and be incharge on us.

            God Bless Pakistan.


            [This message has been edited by Jahanzaib (edited June 13, 2002).]

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              #7
              UPDATE

              Huge explosion heard in Karachi, eight killed

              KARACHI, June 14: A huge explosion was heard in Karachi today, close to the site of the US consulate, said witnesses in Karachi. At least eight people have been killed by a car bomb near U.S consulate the police said but no consulate staff were among the casualties, officials said.

              The incident was believed to be the work of a suicide bomber, city police chief Tariq Jamil said . Adding that one of the dead was a woman. An unknown number of police officers on duty outside the building were also injured, he said. The blast was so powerful that the vehicle flew from one side of the road to the other side of the road," Jamil said.

              Police at the scene said the vehicle used in the attack was a small high-roofed Suzuki van which had been travelling along the road which the consulate is situated on.

              The blast was detonated when it reached the corner of the compound, and the huge explosion that followed destroyed part of the perimeter wall of the consulate, but left the main gate intact.

              A deep crater was blasted into the road immediately next to the perimeter wall and the vehicle exploded into pieces, some of which were thrown onto the other side of the road and into a park facing the consulate.

              Shock waves from the car bomb damaged property in a one kilometre (half-mile) radius of the area, blowing out shop windows and car windscreens and leaving shards of glass carpeted on the ground. More than a dozen cars in the immediate vicinity were badly damaged.

              A spokesman for the US embassy in Islamabad said they were still gathering facts on the incident before making any statement.

              Home Secretary of Sindh Province, Mukhtar Sheikh, said it was believed that the bomber was among the dead, but that no consulate staff were hurt in the blast. "However, we are still assessing the identity of those killed.

              According to witnesses, among the dead is a private security guard posted outside the US consulate," he said. A woman was also killed. "Five bodies are intact and have been sent to hospital, and there are three more and the body parts are lying in different places," the source told AFP. "They are at three different places, virtually ripped apart."

              Police suspect the bombing was the work of the al-Qaeda terror network. - AFP/Reuters
              The trouble with being punctual is that nobody's there to appreciate it

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                #8
                Originally posted by Spock:
                From AP

                Two die in blast near US consulate in Karachi


                AP [ FRIDAY, JUNE 14, 2002 11:08:48 AM ]

                KARACHI: A car bomb exploded Friday outside the US consulate in Karachi, killing two people and damaging the consulate building, police said.
                Many people were injured in the blast.
                The blast occurred around 11:15 a.m. (0515 GMT). Police said the bomb was concealed in a white car. The blast caused substantial damage to the consulate, destroying the guard post, and the nearby Marriott Hotel. Windows were shattered in both buildings, and a number of cars were damaged.
                Witnesses reported seeing body parts scattered about the scene. At least one of the dead was a Pakistani embassy guard in plainclothes.
                Rescue teams rushed to the scene, and ambulances were shuttling the injured to nearby hospitals. Police sealed off streets in the area.
                Violence against foreigners by Islamic militants has increased since Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf threw his support behind the US-led war on terrorism. Wall Street Journal Reporter Daniel Pearl was abducted and murdered in Karachi in January, while working on a story about Islamic militants.
                Suicide bombings once unheard of here have occurred twice. Both attacks were believed carried out by al-Qaeda.
                On March 17, a grenade attack at a church in Islamabad's diplomatic enclave killed five people, including two Americans.
                Last month, 11 French engineers and three others were killed in a suicide attack in front of a Karachi hotel.


                RAW or Al-Qaeda terrorists either way sad news...

                Even the dust of blast has not settled and u passed teh judgement...Dear let the Gov speak first and then you can speak..
                Seems like u r inspired by likes of Advanis a lot.Just blame it on enemy.

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                  #9
                  Originally posted by rvikz:
                  ...why there is such a delay ?...
                  There are certain process that need to be followed as directed by the law, as the current court case shows. Unlike India, Pakistan does not have a drawer full of signed confessions.

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                    #10
                    I am warning you to stick to the discussion. Get it together or else find another forum.

                    [This message has been edited by outlaw (edited June 14, 2002).]

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                      #11
                      Originally posted by rvikz:

                      you use western laws when it it conveinent
                      and use islamic blasphemy laws when you wnat to et rid of somebdy.


                      You really should find out your info from sources other than hostile Indian media.


                      [This message has been edited by RealDeal (edited June 14, 2002).]

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                        #12
                        It is Muslim, not Mooslim!

                        As for the Taliban, yes Pakistan supported them because they were the only practical solution in a country torn by warlordism. Also, Pakistan recognized the Taliban cuz they held 90% of the country and they were far better than the Northern Alliance. But, for your kind info, Pakistan never supported Al-Qaeda or atleast never intended to, whats in it for us??
                        "When one bright intellect meets another bright intellect, the light increases and the Way becomes clear." - Rumi

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                          #13
                          Enough is enough!

                          Karachi Police totally sucks!

                          There hasn't been so much bombing before Referendum.

                          Now, the situation is same, which was during early 90's

                          Like previous Govt, Musharraf Govt. has totally failed to manage LAW AND ORDER of the country.

                          KARACHI is a heart city of business and violent too. In order to create a business atmosphere, LAW AND ORDER should be strict.

                          I hope Musharraf Govt. would take this event seriously. Otherwise, KARACHI would be soon like NEW YORK CITY where you have to take your guards to go even at your relatives house.

                          ALLAH PROTECT PAKISTAN

                          [This message has been edited by Pakistani Tiger (edited June 14, 2002).]

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                            #14
                            Amityas, Arjun, Nobel and rvikz, let me remind you that this bulletin board does belong to RSS thugs. If that's the kind of hate mongering you guys are accustomed to, then I won't have any problem asking for your privileges to be restricted. Shape up or ship out.

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                              #15
                              see...this is where a political,moral and diplomatic support leads to....same applies to india for LTTE

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