Pakistan Security Brief – August 31, 2011 | Critical Threats

Suicide bomber kills 11 in Balochistan on Eid; Supreme Court criticizes Sindh govt over Karachi violence; Security in Karachi ramped up for eid, Frontier Constabulary facing manpower shortages due to Karachi redeployment; Obama red team advised against bin Laden raid; Wikileaks document says Italian PM pushed for Pakistan policy changes; Developments in high-profile kidnapping case; Peshawar school bombed.

Suicide Bombing in Balochistan

  • A suicide car bomb attack in the city of Quetta killed 11 people and wounded over 20 others on Wednesday. The bomb exploded in a parking lot near a mosque as people were leaving after offering special Eid prayers. The victims were primarily Shia Muslims. Police officials say the suicide bomber detonated his explosives in the parking lot after security preparations prevented him getting any closer to the mosque. There has not been any claim of responsibility so far.[1] Continue reading

Blast Kills at Least 70 Military Cadets in Pakistan

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A man who was injured in twin suicide bomb attacks at a paramilitary training center in northwestern Pakistan was rushed to a hospital in Peshawar.  Arshad Arbab/European Pressphoto Agency

By JANE PERLEZ
Published: May 13, 2011

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — More than 70 paramilitary soldiers were killed when a suicide bomber blew himself up Friday morning at a military training center in northwest Pakistan, a local police chief said.

People transferred an injured man to a hospital in Peshawar, Pakistan.

The bombing was the first major terrorist attack since the American raid in Abbottabad on May 2 that killed Osama bin Laden.

It was not immediately clear if the attack was in revenge for the Americans’ action. Local officials said that it was likely connected to the Pakistani Army assault against Taliban militants in the nearby mountainous region of Mohmand in Afghanistan. Continue reading