March 11th, 2010
09:57 AM ET

Suicide bomber trips, kills 5, injures 13

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan  - Five civilians were killed and 13 injured when a bumbling suicide bomber tripped Thursday as he tried to attack a military convoy in northwestern Pakistan, police said.

The suicide bomber was running toward the passing convoy when he tripped over a bench and detonated before reaching his target, said Asif Khan, a Peshawar police official. The attack occurred in Baraqadeem, an area just outside of Peshawar, the capital of the North-West Frontier Province. The bombing occurred around 5:50 p.m. (7:50 a.m. ET), Khan said.

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  1. Truthi

    Thats what you call an unholy war.
    Its time that every God-fearing person stood up to these thugs and informed that anyone who kills goes to hell.

    March 17, 2010 at 5:23 am | Report abuse |
  2. Erik

    Apparently he flunked Martyr 101 class. Obviously not the greatest hurdler either.

    March 17, 2010 at 2:37 am | Report abuse |
  3. bucky123

    I find it absolutely rediculous that you all would even debate the issue. I abhor the loss of innocent lives, and so should the Taliban, the US troops, and the Mujaheeden cowards.

    Plain & simple, this was an absolute COWARD who tried (& succeeeded) to kill innocent bystanders. Don't care if he tripped. COWARD

    Man up & fight for real. Wussies.

    March 16, 2010 at 11:08 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Adam

    Isnt killing yourself to be a martyr kind of cheating.

    March 16, 2010 at 9:22 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Ashwin

    When I read such news about Pakistan, I always remember the song "What goes around comes around ". For using Terrorism as an instrument of their foreign policy since the time of separation from India, they seem to be earning rich dividends on their own soil now.

    March 16, 2010 at 12:46 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Kevin

    Daniel, do you realize this happend in Pakistan? I believe the intended target was the Pakistani Military, not the US

    March 16, 2010 at 8:09 am | Report abuse |
  7. Pat

    "As long as this dispicable war drags on,these tragedies will only continue,but do the politicians in Washington care???

    Posted by: Daniel"

    Suicide bombers trip and blow up civilians in Pakistan and you blame the politicians in Washington? The target of the vest wasn't even American you idiot. You clearly have little to no undesrstanding of how this part of the world operates, and I'm sure you have never been there. Maybe you just read the headline, and not the 2 paragraph article. Either way you should probably read a few politically balanced books on the subject, or better yet get some real world experience, before ever speaking again.

    March 16, 2010 at 6:03 am | Report abuse |
  8. Leon

    We need to get better @ finding,
    and eliminating the bomb makers
    just like in the movie The Kingdom.

    March 15, 2010 at 1:11 pm | Report abuse |
  9. far from bumbling - 5 people killed is a sad loss of life

    whomever wrote this report, should be censored for such a stupid reference. that a bomber tripped before hitting his target is of no consequence, he still detonated and killed 5 people. unfortunatly this was a success in the eyes of the terrorists. yes, it could have been far worse had he suceeded in making it closer to the convoy, but the whole way that suicide bombing is portrayed in the media is sickening to those of us who value every single human life on this planet. that is of course, with the exception of suicide bombers and their creators.

    when will democracies on this planet realise that suicide bombing is a terror tactic that is destroying the fabric of humanity, it must be ended.

    when the Japanese started using Kamakazi pilots in WW2 the US decided to drop the H Bomb on Japan. it ended the war quickly, because any group that resports to using its own citizens as bombs has no right to breath on our planet.

    suicide bombing is so inhumane, so backward, so despicable, so terrible, that i MUST NOT be tolerated EVER.

    we must take away the funds and the lives of those that support suicide bombing, and take back our freedoms from those evil men.

    March 15, 2010 at 9:02 am | Report abuse |
  10. andrew

    well...he died....serves him right for being stupid....just sorry for those who died...

    March 15, 2010 at 8:18 am | Report abuse |
  11. Sarah

    A. Smith- no need for religious bigotry. One cannot possibly generatlize those on the fringes as an entire religion.

    March 14, 2010 at 6:25 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Dave

    Whatever is good is been reviewed in light. It sad people died but let no man forget that aside this evil, cometh his judgement. This evil shouldnt be encouraged in this world. God protects us all.

    March 14, 2010 at 2:53 pm | Report abuse |
  13. LeeretArmy

    It is a well known fact that some terrorist organizations use people who are mentally challenged as they are easily made to do what they want done. So it is entirely possible this was the case. It is a shame that the followers of the prophet who proclaim nothing but peace do not step up and help stop these atrocities. All they want to do is say we aren't the ones doing this it is the extremists. If you are not part of the solution you are part of the problem. If more people got involved the terrorists could be rooted out and stopped.

    March 14, 2010 at 12:39 pm | Report abuse |
  14. RS

    pakistan is reaping what it has sown. Year past and continuing to the present they have created and supported terrorist groups to use against others. Now these groups have turned upon their masters and civilians are paying the price.

    March 14, 2010 at 4:44 am | Report abuse |
  15. Sam

    Suicide bombers should have one day per year where they all gather in one place and blow each other up.

    March 14, 2010 at 12:18 am | Report abuse |
  16. Vietvet518

    As long as both sides hold strong religious beliefs, these attacks and hatred will continue. God is on everyone's side. So let's keep up the killing,

    March 13, 2010 at 2:42 pm | Report abuse |
  17. Muzammil

    I wanna reply A. Smith, Oregon because this is not a matter of muslim.... the pplz who kills some one.. have no religion... because no religion allows to kill some one... just law can do it.

    so we better not mention any religious activity... but an act to fall down the government. What if i say.. its anti islam activities... but doesnt makes a sense.

    March 13, 2010 at 3:47 am | Report abuse |
  18. Naveed Shahid

    Only Pakistan is suffering due to puppet governments who serve others not our nation. Our government is total failure, wish Pakistani people can kick these puppet out of country. Pakistani people are not terrorist but it is all around caught by conspiracies and anti pakistani bodies.

    Living on the edge of life people here can't even think of any alternate way or a way to change their life. they are driven to think only about how bring a day's food, how to pay school fees

    March 13, 2010 at 12:43 am | Report abuse |
  19. josh

    Yeah Daniel, you're right. The evil Americans should most definitely end this terrible and immoral war so that the psychotic Taliban and Al Qaeda can go back to the hay days of publicly hanging homosexuals, pouring battery acid on teenage girls for showing thier faces in public, beating women mercilessly for leaving thier homes with out the proper male escort or permission and all thier other wonderful and amazing cultural offerings. you are a prat.

    March 12, 2010 at 4:28 pm | Report abuse |
  20. Michelle

    he may not have reached his target; but he still killed 5 people and ruined the lives of another 13. He accomplished his mission of terror. Sad that even someone incompetent can be used by others as a tool for evil.

    March 12, 2010 at 11:04 am | Report abuse |
  21. Mike H

    Some martyr he turned out to be...

    March 12, 2010 at 8:16 am | Report abuse |
  22. bobabooey

    Any truth that this guy was signed by the chicago bears?

    March 12, 2010 at 3:33 am | Report abuse |
  23. Devis Sri lanka

    If you want to blast yourself ,do it alone. please stop killing others who wants to live and like to live.Pakistan too deserve peace just like any other place on earth.

    March 11, 2010 at 10:46 pm | Report abuse |
  24. Lauren

    How odd. Some people are so unsmart these days.

    March 11, 2010 at 10:35 pm | Report abuse |
  25. A. Smith, Oregon

    A blessing by the Creator, perhaps Muslims should take a hint that the Creator does not want people murdering one another and blaming that on the Creator as OKing it.

    March 11, 2010 at 7:21 pm | Report abuse |
  26. Steve

    About time they made a make! Too bad people lost their lives!

    March 11, 2010 at 6:46 pm | Report abuse |
  27. Tabula Rasa reboot

    and now we hit the b team.

    March 11, 2010 at 4:02 pm | Report abuse |
  28. Major T

    It goes to show that even a poorly executed plan can achieve shocking results. Pakistan should wake up and get into the war.

    March 11, 2010 at 2:27 pm | Report abuse |
  29. Daniel

    As long as this dispicable war drags on,these tragedies will only continue,but do the politicians in Washington care???

    March 11, 2010 at 11:55 am | Report abuse |
    • Josh

      Yeah Daniel, you're right. The evil Americans should most definitely end this terrible and immoral war so that the psychotic Taliban and Al Qaeda can go back to the hay days of publicly hanging homosexuals, pouring battery acid on teenage girls for showing their faces in public, beating women mercilessly for leaving their houses without the proper male escort or permission and all of their other amazing and wonderful cultural offerings. You are a prat.

      March 12, 2010 at 5:09 pm | Report abuse |
  30. Dan Lafayette,IN

    It is a good thing that the suicide bomber did not hit his target but I feel for those who were killed and injured. Pakistan is gaining ground from the Taliban and terrorists and should go full force into the north-western province! Better yet they should work together with the coalition in this area. Then we would quickly take out these radical Islamic terrorists and there would be less of them who would strap on a suicide vest!

    March 11, 2010 at 10:35 am | Report abuse |