Wednesday, May 25, 2011

A new meaning to "giving the finger" in Pakistan

300Kg of explosives makes a big impression but leaves little organic tissue.  The homicide bomber who blew up a police station left the most ironic piece of evidence he could.

I wonder if he was holding it up while he pressed the detonator button.

From AKI May 25 by Syed Saleem Shahzad

Pakistan: 'Only finger' of bomber found after suicide blast flattens police station  

Peshawar, 25 May (AKI) - At least 4 people were killed and 20 others severely wounded early Wednesday in Peshawar in northwestern Pakistan when a truck carrying explosives rammed into a police station destroying the building.

The Pakistani Talibani claimed responsibility of the attack.

Bashir Bilour, the senior member of the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa provincial assembly, confirmed that the attack was carried out by a suicide car bomber.

“About 300 kilograms of explosives was used in the attack. The engine of the bomber’s car landed 350 feet away and his body was blown to bits. Only one finger of the bomber has been found,” Bilour told reporters after visiting the site of the attack.

A variation of the old "bury me face down so all my friends can kiss my ass goodbye" ploy. 

Only two days after militants brazenly attacked Pakistan’s southern port city of Karachi’s naval base, the truck crossed through at least 50 checkpoints including red zone areas and targeted the high profile police intelligence office known as the CID centre.

“After Karachi’s incident we relocated all our strength to airports, key strategic installations and military offices. Militants took advantage of the situation and targeted the CID’s office,” the inspector general of Khyber Pakhtoonkhwa province told the reporters after blast.   

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