Second deadly mosque attack in Pakistan
November 5th, 2010
10:33 AM ET

Second deadly mosque attack in Pakistan

Authorities in Pakistan are reporting a
second deadly mosque attack Friday in the country's volatile northwestern
region, a strike that killed four people and injured 18 others.

This follows a fatal blast that killed at least 67 people and wounded more than 80 others in a suicide attack that targeted anti-Taliban members at another mosque in the northwest, said government official Khalid Umarzai.

Both incidents occurred in Pakistan's Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, with the latest taking place during Friday prayers at Salman Khel village on the
outskirts of Peshawar.

Mian Iftikhar Hussain, provincial information minister, said four hand grenades were hurled into the mosque there.

The earlier incident occurred in Darra Adam Khel, about 40 kilometers south of Peshawar, during Friday prayers, a strike claimed by the Pakistani Taliban, which was
Police said the group, known as a peace committee, had formed in the area and the Taliban had targeted some of the members.

Tariq Afridi, a local Taliban chief of Darra Adam Khel, said in a telephone call that the Taliban warned members of local peace committees many
times through letters and calls not to support the Pakistani military.

He said they asked them to dismantle all the peace committees and when they didn't, they faced the result.

"Whoever supports the military will see its results," Afridi said.

Speaking of the suicide attack, Hussain said "the attackers are wild, not human; anything can be expected from them."

"Militants can't be eliminated until the U.S., Afghanistan and Pakistan share information."

The Darra Adam Khel area is an ungoverned region plagued by militancy,
just east of the country's volatile tribal region near Afghanistan.

The impact of the blast brought the mosque roof down. The injured were being treated in Peshawar.

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  1. Yo

    Pakistan tribal regions is where the largest congragation of Al Queada and Taliban are. Kill all of them there and the organization will disolve into nothing.

    November 29, 2010 at 5:26 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Roy

    Spokesman of Tehrek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) Azam Tariq has denied involvement of his organization in the two terror attacks on mosques in Darra Adamkhel in Peshawar on Friday and alleged that US and Blackwater were responsible for the dastardly act in which many innocent worshippers were perished and sustained injuries. Azam Tariq, who hailed from Dara Adamkhel, in telephones to news agencies from an undisclosed location, denied that the blast was the handiwork of any Pakistani militant group or the banned TTP.

    “It is the work of Blackwater,” Tariq said in reference to the US security firm renamed Xe. Azam Tariq was active in Dara Adamkhel, his native town but was forced to flee the area after military operation and was presently hiding in Taliban sanctuary in Upper Orakzai and working under the direct command of Chief of TTP Hakimullah Mehsud, the successor of Baithullah Mehsud.

    TTP’s second in Command Wali-ur-Rehman Mehsud said that Blackwater was behind most of the incidents wherein innocents were targeted. “Blackwater is doing its job of destabilizing Pakistan by targeting Masajids and killing innocent people and putting the blame on the shoulder of Taliban.” Wali also blamed media for its partial behavior. “Most of the calls of responsibility of the attacks were fake,” Wali said. He said through fake calls, Taliban were held responsible for certain attacks which have nothing to do with the objective of Taliban. Wali also urged the media to cover both sides of the incidents and shun its biased policy towards TTP.

    November 11, 2010 at 9:32 am | Report abuse |
  3. Dindy..... body should trust you either because you too are a just human. Not God.

    November 10, 2010 at 6:43 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Sharp

    Shun the obsessed; Never,EVER trust anyone who is obsessed with religion. Taliban or American Christian Fundamentalist THEY ARE NOT TO BE TRUSTED. The slightest innocent remark & they are at your throat like wolves. More evil has been done in the name of faith than by all the honest criminals of the world. I am not an Atheist but those obsessed by religion of any faith are to be avoided.

    November 9, 2010 at 7:29 am | Report abuse |
    • USMC Forever

      More Harm has been done by religion than " All the HONEST criminals in the world". Guy, listen to me, don't breed, don't have offspring for they will inherit half of your last brain cell. Since when are criminals "HONEST"??? You Sir are just full of it. People, these are Americans living in our country who write prolific things as this. WE SHOULD BE PROUD, AND WE WONDER WHAT HAPPENED TO OUR COUNTRY??????

      November 18, 2010 at 9:46 am | Report abuse |
  5. LarryKegel(US Army)

    This World would be a lot better if Everyone would respect Each other rather than try to change Them to Their beliefs!!!

    November 7, 2010 at 11:15 pm | Report abuse |
    • USMC Forever

      The folly of this WAR is listening to all you COWARDS and your pathetic right wing retard speel. You COWARDS should really try to support the U.S. and their efforts. Remember, Afganistan gave Osama Bin Laden a safe haven after he attacked the U.S. and killed 3000 innocent Americans. Thats what this war is about. This is what happens to you little turd countries who pick on the big boy on the block, you get your @sses kicked. How do you all like your "Jihad" now that you are dying left and right????

      November 12, 2010 at 10:14 am | Report abuse |
  6. LarryKegel(US Army)

    I don't hate any religion... I hate the Right Wings that are in Them are anything else!!!

    November 6, 2010 at 4:41 pm | Report abuse |
    • LarryKegel(US Army)

      I wasn't even home when This was written!!! I didn't get home until 6:00 P.M.!!!

      November 7, 2010 at 10:44 pm | Report abuse |
      • Dindy.....

        Larrykegal.....(US Army ) They do it all the time to me . writing under my name. I think they have no names for them yet. That is why.

        November 8, 2010 at 10:42 pm | Report abuse |
    • USMC Forever

      Hey Larry, do you proof read your work? You should try it as most of what you write makes no sense or you are a dumb @ss Left wing whiner and wimp.

      November 8, 2010 at 11:07 am | Report abuse |
      • USMC Forever

        Sorry Larry,I didn't post the above. It's these right-wing fanatics who are the problem here. We need to wise the people up if it's possible and show them the folly of this war!!!

        November 8, 2010 at 1:51 pm | Report abuse |
  7. The Prophet Mohammed

    Rabbit, is it easter already? You lost me...

    November 6, 2010 at 4:36 pm | Report abuse |
  8. LarryKegel(US Army)

    Prophet Mohammed: Los Angeles is the city of Angles!!! Why do You think all the Other States follow the way We go??? It is just to bad they don't do it until after We do it!!! Otherwise the Tea Party wouldn't of had a chance... The Problem is They vote first!!!

    November 6, 2010 at 4:19 pm | Report abuse |
  9. LarryKegel(US Army)

    Dindy: The problem is most of the People are Praying to the wrong GOD!!! There is only one GOD and GOD would never tell GODS Children to Harm any of the other of GODS Children!!! So They must be false GODS if They do that...

    November 6, 2010 at 4:16 pm | Report abuse |
  10. LarryKegel(US Army)

    Pakistan is as much responsible for the Taliban as the Palestine are responsible for Hamas and the PLO!!! Neither one can control them...

    November 6, 2010 at 4:11 pm | Report abuse |
    • LarryKegel(US Army)

      Prophet Mohammed: Can that be because you are starting to read what He says instead of just talking against Him??? Most of the time He does make sense!!! Especially when he use the degrees less!!!

      November 6, 2010 at 4:22 pm | Report abuse |
  11. the shadow

    In this sad world of religious hatred and intolerence we alll must remember that we all must face the supreme judge (GOD). Remeber you will reap what you sow.

    November 6, 2010 at 12:13 pm | Report abuse |
    • The Prophet Mohammed

      Yes, that is true, one day you will all face me and those who have been poor fishermen (or Fisherwomen) will be judged unworthy to advance to the Bass Pro Finals.

      November 6, 2010 at 4:34 pm | Report abuse |
  12. The Prophet Mohammed

    I never realized Los Angles was such a holy place, must be the strip clubs.

    November 6, 2010 at 4:50 am | Report abuse |
  13. The Truth

    Please all of you. Watch "Four Lions" get it from your local video store. It will enlighten.

    November 6, 2010 at 2:30 am | Report abuse |
    • The Prophet Mohammed

      Just looked it up online, I gotta check it out.

      November 6, 2010 at 4:35 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Dindy.....

    All I see is innocents are paying from all their lives. Desire of one man is ruling against God. Bin is living but innocent dies. who the hell is he to rule this world with Bombs. May God rule all over and bring the Justice!!!! Amen.

    November 6, 2010 at 2:24 am | Report abuse |
  15. Dindy.....


    November 5, 2010 at 11:42 pm | Report abuse |
  16. Dindy.....

    Why human beings take the place of god. why not letting god do it by lord"s power like god did in Gamora and Sadom.

    November 5, 2010 at 10:45 pm | Report abuse |
  17. unshackled

    Keep the bad land called Paki"satan" alive, we will never see an end to this pathetic events on regular basis. US need to stop giving funds to this country which is epicenter of extremism. Terrorism exported in the belief of subduing US into submission like Soviets.

    November 5, 2010 at 7:05 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dindy.....

      what 360 truth when children also being murdered by these fundamental al- queda. God will punish them and also the people who help them!!!

      November 6, 2010 at 12:51 am | Report abuse |
  18. USMC Forever

    Let's just stop this unnecessary carnage and let the peace process begin,first by getting out troops out of there and secondly by ignoring all these right-wing,war loving nutjobs. But being realistic,I guess that's not going to happen any time soon and that makes me sick!

    November 5, 2010 at 5:50 pm | Report abuse |
  19. Mason_Mehring

    I'm the biggest ass kisser on the planet. I mean Universe. No one kisses ass better than I do. Email me to learn my secrets.

    November 5, 2010 at 4:32 pm | Report abuse |
    • LarryKegel(US Army)

      Does that include the right-wing thugs in Washington,Mason_Mehring? We already have far too many people doing that right now!!!

      November 5, 2010 at 7:15 pm | Report abuse |
      • LarryKegel(US Army)

        Will Who ever is using My name with Their junk messages Please stop it!!! I do not like it... Why does who ever runs this Board fix it so People can't use other Peoples names are handles??? Why should I have to change again because of This??? Especially when This is My real name!!!

        November 7, 2010 at 10:47 pm | Report abuse |
    • The Prophet Mohammed

      "Pot head man pretending to be God"? Correct me if I am wrong but I do believe the bible says to obeys the laws of the land, isn't that what the ten commandements were for after all?

      November 6, 2010 at 4:52 am | Report abuse |
    • LarryKegel(US Army)

      People would like You better if you used the brains GOD gave You!!! Start thinking for Yourself and stop listening to Those that just love to hear themselves Think than tell the truth!!!

      November 6, 2010 at 4:24 pm | Report abuse |
    • The Prophet Mohammed

      Let's see, it says it in Romans 13: 1-7, Genesis 9:6, 1 Corinthians 14:33, Romans 12:8, I don't recall a Taliban book in the Bible, oh wiat but there is a Taliban book, it's called the Koran.

      November 7, 2010 at 3:41 am | Report abuse |
  20. The Prophet Mohammed

    Islam, such a peaceful religeon, wise up Pakistan, the Taliban you have been supporting and protecting are turning on you. They can't have Afghanistan so now they want Pakistan.

    November 5, 2010 at 11:22 am | Report abuse |
    • Dindy.....

      Good post. Prophet Mohammad.

      November 5, 2010 at 10:38 pm | Report abuse |
      • LarryKegel(US Army)

        Of Course You would think so!!!

        November 6, 2010 at 4:08 pm | Report abuse |
      • Dindy.....


        November 10, 2010 at 6:34 pm | Report abuse |
    • LarryKegel(US Army)

      What are They going to do when They lose both???

      November 6, 2010 at 3:55 pm | Report abuse |
      • The Prophet Mohammed

        Sounds like Ernie is posting as Larry or someone didn't take thier lithium today seeing how your posts are up and down.

        November 6, 2010 at 4:20 pm | Report abuse |
    • LarryKegel(US Army)

      Dindy: What the Taliban's are doing has nothing to do with Israel and the Palestine's!!! They are two different battles... I think that Bush attacking Iraq had more to do with it than that!!! But the Biggest problem is to many Countries has attacked Them already!!! The People are just now learning that the United States wasn't one of them... Why do You think We are starting to win the War in Both Afghanistan and Pakistan??? The one thing that might even help better... Would be if India would take Their Troops away from the Boarders of both Countries!!!

      November 6, 2010 at 4:05 pm | Report abuse |
    • LarryKegel(US Army)

      You keep on accusing Pakistan for Protecting the Taliban!!! If that is so Why are Their Military fighting Them with the help of the CIA???

      November 6, 2010 at 4:08 pm | Report abuse |
      • The Prophet Mohammed

        Becuase Pakistan is playing both sides, that's why the Taliban are so up in arms over there.

        November 7, 2010 at 7:32 pm | Report abuse |
      • LarryKegel(US Army)

        Prophet Mahammed: It is to bad You don't get off the Drugs your taking!!! Because your head is so messed up You can't see the truth!!!

        November 7, 2010 at 11:02 pm | Report abuse |
    • LarryKegel(US Army)

      Dindy: Thanks for Your compliment!!! I usually only get People calling Me names... What everyone has to do is make it so everyone has jobs that they can support Their Families with!!! In order to do that wages would gave to be brought up to the wages of the Countries like England Canada and the US before that could ever happen!!!

      November 7, 2010 at 10:58 pm | Report abuse |
      • LarryKegel(US Army)

        Prophet Mahammed: Do You believe everything You read on here??? Maybe that is why You are so messed up???

        You really have to be stupid making fun of GODS words??? I guess being a Atheist is the only way a Person like You can be right??? If You were ever in the Service You would think different!!!

        November 7, 2010 at 11:11 pm | Report abuse |
  21. USMC Forever

    WOW, even holy sites are not safe from the Taliban, they just keep on killing their own, allah must be proud. Here is the question of the day, When will Muslims take matters into their hands and kill the Taliban dogs that hijacked their religion?
    They are making Islam look horrible and they are killing your friends and family in the name of your allah. Muslims should be ashamed of what is happening in the name of their ALLAH!! Do something and stop sitting on your brains and take action. Its your Islam????

    November 5, 2010 at 11:05 am | Report abuse |
    • TruthTeller

      Afghan Taliban == 80's Mujaheddin son's that we supported for their holy war to kick the Russians out Afghanistan.

      Pakistan Taliban == Getting supplies / Ammo from Afghanistan. They need to be crushed by Pakistan.

      Ronald Reagan administration’s support for the mujahideen (holy warriors) that were fighting against the Soviet forces in Afghanistan. Reagan was determined to make Afghanistan the Soviet Vietnam. Therefore in 1986 he decided to provide the mujahideen with portable surface-to-air Stinger missiles, which proved devastatingly effective in increasing Soviet air losses (particularly helicopters). The war in Afghanistan cost the United States about $1 billion per annum in aid to the mujahideen; it cost the Soviet Union eight times as much, helping bankrupt its economy.

      November 5, 2010 at 11:15 am | Report abuse |
      • LarryKegel(US Army)

        Now the same war is bankrupting Our Country thanks to Bush and Cheney!!!

        November 6, 2010 at 3:33 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dan in Lafayette, IN

      You misspelled your God's name it was al-ilah!

      November 5, 2010 at 10:01 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dindy.....

      USMC I agree. why not all these Muslims taking action against al-queda. Pakistan government tell they support to fight against al-queda. Yet it is rare that we here they do operations against them. I dont know because I dont see many operations done by Pakistan Army. Yet US helps them a lot. . When looking at picture any human with god can say al-queda worship god 360. This a shame to Pakistan Army.

      November 5, 2010 at 10:31 pm | Report abuse |
      • LarryKegel(US Army)

        The only reason These People kill Themselves is so That Their Families won't be killed!!! Did You ever think of that???

        November 6, 2010 at 3:52 pm | Report abuse |
      • LarryKegel(US Army)

        Dindy: If there is not any Operations going on in Pakistan!!! Why do we Have the CIA there???

        November 6, 2010 at 3:54 pm | Report abuse |
    • LarryKegel(US Army)

      They sound like the Tea Party here in the states... All They care about is Themselves!!!

      November 6, 2010 at 3:31 pm | Report abuse |
    • LarryKegel(US Army)

      What do You think the Afghanistan Military, Police and the Pakistan are doing???

      November 6, 2010 at 3:42 pm | Report abuse |
      • Dindy.....

        Larrykegal(US army) Thank you for your posts Sir.
        . I agree when you say suicide bomber has no other choice than saving their family. ..I know whoever sent them kill their family if they dont blow off. Yet Pakistan Army is Big enough to finish this problem long time ago.Since 9/11 .long time has passed. US has paid a big price from both money and lives and people in USA have more problems today just like other countries. I understand Afghanistan need support and Taliban should come to an agreement with peace talk and build their country and contribute for people's welfare.
        Yet ...Need more support from People in Pakistan and Iraq to prevent deaths of unarmed people.(Government,Army and police only cant solve problems.Citizens has a responsibility too.They must support with intelligence.)Because Cowards never fight face to face?? No one can rule this earth accept God. we can have many Bins, Hitler or anyone. Also.thousand courts , Many religions But only the creator know how to operate perfectly. ,How to cleanse where it is needed through divinity. .

        I am upset as many innocents die , become solitary and are in despair. .! We all have become prisoners in the promised land after all. How terrible. May peace of God guide us.!!

        November 7, 2010 at 2:42 am | Report abuse |
    • LarryKegel(US Army)

      What are You talking about!!! I like it better when You talk Religion... It makes more sense!!!

      November 6, 2010 at 3:45 pm | Report abuse |
    • LarryKegel(US Army)

      Dindy: Bin Laden is like anyone that wants to take over the World like Hitler,the Catholic and other Right Wing Crazy!!!

      November 6, 2010 at 3:49 pm | Report abuse |
  22. Dan in Lafayette, IN

    It is about time Pakistan, Afghanistan and NATO forces go into these ungoverned tribal areas in northwest Pakistan and wipe out all terrorists in these areas! With the combined efforts they will be eliminated very easy without many casualties!

    November 5, 2010 at 10:54 am | Report abuse |
    • TruthTeller

      Afghanistan and NATO forces needs to operate of Afghan side of border & Pakistan needs to fight on their side of the border. NATO forces first needs to take back 80% of Afghanistan that is now controlled by Taliban.

      One step in Pakistan border by NATO. 80% of NATO supply route through Pakistan will be shutdown for good. So first think what are we asking for ? We need to get the hell out of Afghanistan with the help of neighboring countries
      ( Pakistan , Iran , China , Russia, Turkmenistan )

      November 5, 2010 at 11:07 am | Report abuse |
      • Dan in Lafayette, IN

        Truth teller please tell where Taliban control 80% of Afghanistan?

        November 5, 2010 at 11:32 am | Report abuse |
      • The Prophet Mohammed

        @ Dan- In Pakistan, that's where the Taliban control 80%.

        November 6, 2010 at 12:50 am | Report abuse |
      • atal

        Well said Prophet!

        November 9, 2010 at 2:27 pm | Report abuse |
    • S Eanwar

      Every thing outside US Bases and Kabul is ungoverened. Most of Afghanistan is ungoverned and if this is progress of 9 yrs of war then we need to change tactics.

      November 5, 2010 at 12:40 pm | Report abuse |
      • Dan in Lafayette, IN

        That is untrue, there are elected officials, and governors in many provinces with Afghan police and army patrolling the cities along with NATO forces in the area.

        November 5, 2010 at 3:10 pm | Report abuse |
      • The Prophet Mohammed

        @ S Eanwar- Actually 95% or better of Afghanistan is governed, the problem is most of them are corrupt and many of the citizens do not see them as a legitimate government when they can't take care of basic public services without coalition oversight. We can't expect 9 years of holding their hands to change 10,000 years of "we do it this way because that's they way we have always done it".
        What we need to do is start weaning them off of NATO oversight while forcing them to arrest and prosecute the corrupt officials, starting with the worst ones and working our way down. You wouldn’t need to arrest too many before they started falling in line. If that is not done we will never get out of Afghanistan, at least not with a semi-stable government in place.
        There are fanatics all over Afghanistan, it shouldn’t be that hard to find one who is fanatic about solving their countries problems. Until the Afghanis take charge and SHOW the people they are sincere, they will not believe in their government, much like many Americans lose faith with the US politicians over things like Hurricane Katrina and the BP\ Gulf fiasco. It’s hard to build something when nobody believes in it.

        November 6, 2010 at 1:02 am | Report abuse |
      • LarryKegel(US Army)

        Prophet Mohammed: Sure I guess Israel has 80 percent of the Middle East too right???

        November 6, 2010 at 3:35 pm | Report abuse |
      • LarryKegel(US Army)

        That is like saying anything out side of Washington D.C. is un-govern!!! That is not true either...

        November 6, 2010 at 3:38 pm | Report abuse |
      • The Prophet Mohammed

        Israel will have 80% when America unleashes them and lets them clean up the Mid-East Israeli style. I wouldn't imagine it would take Israel long either.

        November 6, 2010 at 4:24 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dan in Lafayette, IN

      I wish that this rightwing fool would just quit using my name to post his right-wing mumbo-jumbo!!! Those "victims" will hopefully think twice about accepting bribes from both the I.S.I. and the C.I.A.

      November 5, 2010 at 5:46 pm | Report abuse |
      • LarryKegel(US Army)

        Prophet Mohammed: That sounds like how the United States is today isn't it???

        November 6, 2010 at 3:39 pm | Report abuse |
      • LarryKegel(US Army)

        They use other Peoples name because They don't want People know who the real Idiot is!!!

        November 6, 2010 at 3:41 pm | Report abuse |
      • The Prophet Mohammed

        @ Larry, sadly yes, I thought about that when I posted it, America needs to clean house in Congress.

        November 6, 2010 at 4:22 pm | Report abuse |
    • LarryKegel(US Army)

      It just shows how much the Tarriest has Religion!!! Because otherwise how can they blow up one of Their Mosque???

      November 6, 2010 at 3:30 pm | Report abuse |