Pakistan Taliban Suicide Bombers Kill 80 in Osama bin Laden Revenge Attack

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At least 80 people were killed on Friday morning (April 13, 2011) at a paramilitary training center in northwestern Pakistan by two suicide bombers in an Osama bin Laden revenge attack.

The Pakistan Taliban immediately claimed responsibility. "This was the first revenge for Osama's martyrdom. Wait for bigger attacks in Pakistan and Afghanistan." Taliban spokesman Ehsanullah Ehsan said afterwards.

It is considered as the bloodiest attack since U.S. special forces killed Osama bin Laden in Quetta, Pakistan on May 2, 2011. The dead explosions occurred when young recruits wearing civilian clothes at the Frontier Constabulary training site boarded buses and coaches to go home on leave after their course. Twelve vehicles and twenty shops were reportedly damaged in the blasts.


Two injured men are taken to a hospital in northwest Pakistan's Peshawar by an ambulance on May 13, 2011

Two injured men are taken to a hospital in northwest Pakistan's Peshawar by an ambulance on May 13, 2011

 

According to senior police official Nisar Khan, the first suicide bomber appearing on a motorcycle blew himself up among Frontier Constabulary personnel. While other Frontier Constabulary people tried to rescue their colleagues, the second suicide bomber coming on another motorcycle also continued to blow himself up.


People transfer an injured man to a hospital in northwest Pakistan's Peshawar on May 13, 2011

People take an injured man to a hospital in northwest Pakistan's Peshawar on May 13, 2011

 

The Foreign Secretary, William Hague, said that these brutal attacks were cowardly and indiscriminate, killing many innocent bystanders and targeting those who serve to protect Pakistan.


An injured man is treated at a hospital in northwest Pakistan's Peshawar on May 13, 2011

An injured man is treated at a hospital in northwest Pakistan's Peshawar on May 13, 2011

 

"I was sitting in a van waiting for my colleagues. We were in plain clothes and we were happy we were going to see our families. I heard someone shouting “Allah Akbar” and then I heard a huge blast. I was hit by something in my back shoulder. In the meantime I heard another blast and I jumped out of the van. I felt that I was injured and bleeding." a wounded paramilitary policeman Ahmad Ali said.


An injured man is taken to a hospital in northwest Pakistan's Peshawar on May 13, 2011

An injured man is taken to a hospital in northwest Pakistan's Peshawar on May 13, 2011

 

The dead blasts happened in the Shabqadar area, about 30 kilometers (19 miles) north of Peshawar, the main city in the northwest region where militants linked to the Taliban and al-Qaeda have repeatedly made attacks on government forces.


Pakistani policemen inspect the blast site in northwest Pakistan's Charsadda on May 13, 2011

Pakistani policemen inspect the blast site in northwest Pakistan's Charsadda on May 13, 2011

 

They were Pakistan’s deadliest attacks since November 5, 2010, when a suicide bomber killed 68 people at a mosque in the northwest area of Darra Adam Khel.

In the past four years, this country witnessed more than 4,300 people losing their lives in suicide and bomb attacks.


Pakistani soldiers cordon off the blast site in northwest Pakistan's Charsadda on May 13, 2011

Pakistani soldiers cordon off the blast site in northwest Pakistan's Charsadda on May 13, 2011


A policeman guards at the blast site in northwest Pakistan's Charsadda on May 13, 2011

A policeman guards at the blast site in northwest Pakistan's Charsadda on May 13, 2011


Security personnel and local residents gather at the blast site in northwest Pakistan's Charsadda on May 13, 2011

Security personnel and local residents gather at the blast site in northwest Pakistan's Charsadda on May 13, 2011

 

 

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