October 22nd, 2010
01:16 PM ET

Bombings in northwestern Pakistan kill 9

Bombings rippled through northwestern Pakistan Friday, killing six soldiers in the tribal region and three people outside a mosque in Peshawar, authorities said.

Military officials said an explosive detonated near a military convoy close to a village in Orakzai - one of seven districts in Pakistan's tribal region along the Afghan border.

The victims of Friday's attack included a lieutenant colonel, said the two officials, who asked not to be identified because they are not authorized to speak to the media.

The Pakistani military declared victory against the militants in Orakzai in June, after launching an offensive there against the Taliban.

Friday's bomb attack and recent aerial strikes targeting alleged militant hideouts may indicate the fight is not yet over.

In the Peshawar blast, 20 other people were wounded, Peshawar police official Mohammad Naeem said.

Senior Peshawar police official Liaqat Ali said it is likely that the attacker was disguised as a worshipper and placed the bomb along the walkway as he was exiting the mosque.

Another Peshawar police official Akhtar Munir tells CNN the targeted house of worship was a Sunni mosque. Police still don't know the motive of the attack.

Peshawar, the capital of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, been plagued by militant activity and sectarian violence.

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  1. Dan in Lafayette, IN

    He did not,Phunnie boy. Allah is the Arabic name for Jehovah,thus the Christians,Jews and Muslims all believe in the same God.

    October 26, 2010 at 7:14 pm | Report abuse |
  2. atal

    L.A. Already exists Mohammad A Dar, it is in California.

    October 25, 2010 at 3:05 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Dan in Lafayette, IN

    Read footnote 42 and footnote 43!

    October 24, 2010 at 11:06 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Dan in Lafayette, IN

    Maybe at one time the Islamic people of Persian decent once prayed to these as gods?

    October 24, 2010 at 10:35 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dan in Lafayette, IN

      Before the advent of Islam,most Persians were Zoroastrians,that is,the followers of the religious reformer Zoroaster or Zarathustra as he is known in Persian.

      October 26, 2010 at 7:19 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Dan in Lafayette, IN

    It came from the moon god al-ilah!

    October 24, 2010 at 1:53 am | Report abuse |
    • Dan in Lafayette, IN

      And if your so knowledgeable about Islam why can't you tell me about the ahruf 7 and Uthman's burning of the different Korans?

      October 24, 2010 at 9:34 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dan in Lafayette, IN

      And why do you think the Islamic state of Iran has an emblem of a crescent moon and a star on it's flag?

      October 24, 2010 at 10:31 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dan in Lafayette, IN

      No you have not, Islamic scholars have agreed about the 7 versions and if you have read the hadith of Bukahri it clearly notes that your prophet had said to Umar to recite the Koran which was easiest for him to the 7 different versions that have been revealed to the prophet!

      October 24, 2010 at 10:59 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dan in Lafayette, IN

      Now are you calling King David a pagan and I guess that would include Solomon too who built the temple of God?

      October 24, 2010 at 11:04 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dan in Lafayette, IN

      In the hadith read footnote 42 and 43!

      October 24, 2010 at 11:08 pm | Report abuse |
    • atal

      A crescent moon is less than half a full moon, making it at best 180% Mohammad A Dar.

      October 25, 2010 at 3:08 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Dindy.....sri lanka

    God always help people to understand the truth !! and speak to everyone who seek him.!!

    October 23, 2010 at 10:12 am | Report abuse |
    • atal

      Yet more rubbish from Mohammad A Dar.

      October 25, 2010 at 3:04 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Dindy.....sri lanka

    Most of the things in New testimony are spoken by Jesus.

    October 23, 2010 at 10:08 am | Report abuse |
  8. Dindy.....sri lanka

    I dont understand why someone worship God and believe him as 360 and still clap when al queda kills someone.

    October 23, 2010 at 10:05 am | Report abuse |
  9. Dan in Lafayette, IN

    In any case God said the first will be last and the last will be first so I hope your the last one standing!

    October 22, 2010 at 8:42 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dan in Lafayette, IN

      Tell me please why would He honor you? What purpose have you served Him or mankind?

      October 22, 2010 at 9:13 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dan in Lafayette, IN

      Jesus is in me and I in Him and this is for eternity! Our spirits are joined as one and that is why we Christians will defeat you Anti-Christ following His 1000 year reign when you and your 360 degrees of liars and killers will be let free from the center of the earth for the final battle between good and evil!!!

      October 22, 2010 at 9:39 pm | Report abuse |
    • mcmurdo proud military fiance

      amen to that dan in lafayette, IN

      October 23, 2010 at 4:41 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Dan in Lafayette, IN

    You again are incorrect. In 8/1/87 Dr. T.W. Sadler, PH.D. Associate Professor in the Department of Anatomy at the University of North Carolina and author of Langman's Medical Embryology states at the 8th week post fertilization, the ribs would be cartilaginous and muscles would be present. Also at this time ossification would begin near the angle of the rib and would spread along the shaft until it reached the costal cartilage by the 4th month. Muscles would be capable of some movement at 8 weeks but by 10 -12 weeks this capacity would be much better developed.
    Dr. Keith L. Moore agrees, saying in his book, the developing human, the skeletal and muscle system develops from the mesoderm some of which becomes mesenchymal cells. These mesenchymal cells make muscles, and also have the ability to differentiate...into osteoblasts which make bone. At fist the bones form as cartilage models so that by the end of the 6th week the whole limbs skeleton is formed out of cartilage but without any bony calcium. While the bone models are forming, myoblasts develop a large muscle mass in each limb bud, separating into extensor and flexor components. In other words, the limb musculature develops simultaneously in situ from the mesenchyme surrounding the developing bones. There is in no time when calcified bones have been formed and then muscles placed around them! Can you give me scientific proof to dispute the evidence these two doctors give?

    October 22, 2010 at 5:53 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Dan in Lafayette, IN

    And don't forget the MIC(military-industrial-complex) in Washington. They're the people who are running things in Pakistan as well as here in America.

    October 22, 2010 at 1:52 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Gary Johndro

    This is definately not good! It might stop the Pakisanis from collaborating with us until we give them bigger paychecks.

    October 22, 2010 at 1:21 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dan in Lafayette, IN

      All this bombing shows is that they do not care who they kill and as Jesus had foretold brothers will be killing brothers in the near end times.

      October 22, 2010 at 3:07 pm | Report abuse |
      • Dan in Lafayette, IN

        Contradictions, where in the Bible do you find one? You still have not answered the contradiction about reproduction both in the Koran and hadith! Also the many different versions of the Koran burnt by Uthman!

        October 23, 2010 at 12:35 am | Report abuse |