Sunday, May 22, 2011

Islam advances in Pakistan: Naval base and US diplomats attacked

More from the "religion of peace" in Pakistan.  I am sure the ISI and the Pakistan government will get right on this attack and solve it within 55 minutes, ala CSI.

From VOA News May 20

Pakistan Taliban Claims Attack on US Diplomatic Convoy 

Pakistani police officers collect evidence from the site of a bomb explosion in Peshawar, Pakistan, May 20, 2011
Photo: AP
Pakistani police officers collect evidence from the site of a bomb explosion in Peshawar, Pakistan, May 20, 2011

The Pakistani Taliban say they are responsible for a deadly bomb attack on two U.S. consulate vehicles in the northwestern city of Peshawar. The militant group said Friday's violence was in revenge for the U.S. raid that killed al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden in Pakistan earlier this month.

The blast in Peshawar occurred in the morning hours as U.S. personnel were traveling to work at the American consulate in a two-vehicle, armored convoy.

U.S. Embassy spokesman Alberto Gonzalez said Pakistani authorities are investigating the incident.
"On the road they were attacked by an improvised explosive device which exploded and damaged one of the vehicles, the two personnel inside were slightly injured," said Gonzales.

Pakistani officials say the blast killed one local bystander and wounded at least 11 other people.

The Pakistani Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack and warned of further violence.

...and then there is this...

From Reuters May 22 by Faisal Aziz

Gunmen storm Pakistan's naval aviation base  

(Reuters) - Gunmen attacked Pakistan's naval aviation base on Sunday, starting fires, setting off explosions and fighting pitched gunbattles inside one of the country's most heavily guarded military installations.

Officials said at least four people had been killed in the attack on PNS Mehran in the southern city of Karachi.

Between 15 to 20 gunmen were inside and had attacked hangars housing aircraft, officials said. Witnesses said they could hear gunshots and see smoke rising from the base.

"They were equipped with sophisticated weapons," navy spokesman Commodore Irfan ul-Haq told Reuters.

Another spokesman said that one P-3C Orion, a maritime partrol aircraft, had been destroyed. "The attackers are still inside and intermittent firing is continuing."
Interior Minister Rehman Malik said the militants had attacked from the rear of the base. "We have been able to confine them to one building and an operation is underway either to kill or capture them." The Karachi attack evoked memories of an assault on Pakistan's army headquarters in the town of Rawalpindi in 2009, and revived concerns that even the most well-guarded installations in the country remain vulnerable to militants.

Taliban militants, who have vowed to avenge the killing of al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden by U.S. special forces, have carried out several attacks since his death on May 2.

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