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US Consulate Attacked As 40 Die In Peshawar Bombings: TTP Claims Responsibility For The Blasts

April 5, 2010

Militants targeted the US Consulate in Peshawar today with multiple bombs and gun attacks as renewed violence in north-western Pakistan left more than 40 people dead.

Gunmen wearing paramilitary uniforms opened fire outside the consulate from two vehicles before the explosions that shook the high-security district, which also houses key government offices.

Gunmen wearing paramilitary uniforms opened fire outside the consulate from two vehicles before the explosions that shook the high-security district, which also houses key government offices.

Bashir Bilour, a senior provincial minister, said at least four attackers were killed by the security forces. He said several unexploded suicide jackets and a large quantity of explosive was also recovered from the scene.

A spokesman for the US Embassy in Islamabad said that the consulate was attacked, but gave no details. At least four US security guards were also injured. The US consulate has been attacked several times in the past.

Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan claimed responsibility for the attacks.

“We accept the attacks on the American consulate. This is revenge for drone attacks,” Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan spokesman Azam Tariq told AFP by telephone from an undisclosed location.

“We have already told you that we have 2,800 to 3,000 fedayeen (suicide bombers). We will carry out more such attacks. We will target any place where there are Americans,” he said.

“They came in two vehicles. The militants were well-equipped. It was a well-organised attack,” Bashir Ahmed Bilour, senior minister in the North West Frontier Province government headquartered in the city, told reporters.

“The situation is now under control,” he said, adding that six people were killed in the attempted attack and subsequent gun battle with Pakistani security services, including four militants and a policeman.

“They (security forces) have killed four militants. Four dead bodies are lying on the spot. The whole area is encircled by the army. The militants were trying to enter the American consulate, but they did not succeed,” he said.

Television footage showed a heavy mushroom cloud and smoke rising into the air over the garrison part of the city, close to the US consulate and the Peshawar headquarters of Pakistan’s top spy agency in the Saddar area, bombed last November.

The blasts in Peshawar came hours after a suicide bomb attack on a political party rally in lower Dir district killed at least 36 people. A lone suicide bomber blew himself up in the middle of the rally organized by Awami National Party, which rules the North Western Frontier Province. The rally was taken out to celebrate the renaming of the province to Kyber-Pakhtinkhawa

Hundreds of people have been killed in past months in north-western Pakistan in violence carried out by al-Qaeda and Taleban militants. The violence has surged after the Pakistani army launched an offensive in South Waziristan, an al-Qaeda stronghold along the border with Afghanistan.

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31 comments

  1. This why Pakistan needs to do more to tackle domestic terrorist

    and end support of Afgan Taliban and dissolve ISI and stop ex ISI officials from helping taliban


    • @Talha,
      your Indo-American diplomacy has rottenend
      and expired ! pls change ur studies !!
      TTP is used by Americans & Indo-Israelis,


      • HAHAHA

        WOW… if TTP is supported by India then its a HUGE HUGE success… because this way tens of thousands of pakis are killed and billions destroyed in internal conflicts in pakistan…

        40,000 pakistanis r killed since 9/11 and 50 billion lost.Muslims r killing muslims in pakistan which is a som called Islamic republic 🙂

        WOW… if indian army have to do it itself we had to lose a lot but guess what it didnt.

        Pakistan is on fire and on its way to destruction by the fire it started to burn others!!!!!!!

        Pak Proxy War plan has BACKFIRED 🙂 🙂


      • Exactly…. TTP is used by Americans, is that why the american embassy was bombed? Your logic is a perfect representation of your single digit Pakistani IQ.


    • dissolve ISI. its like telling telling amrica dissolvie CIA. r u an idiot or u jst dnt kno any thing.


    • go to hell and hope you stay there


    • It would be simple to disolve india. india is a kafir state build by british on muslim’s lands.

      indian terrorist and extermist hindoz are working against americans. indians want to distroy americans in the region for russia. indian terrorist RAW should be shakeled and brought down immidiatly before RAW’s TTP do another attacks on america.


  2. indians are behind attack. INDIANS ARE NOW TARGETTING AMERICANS. PAKISTAN GET INDIAN RAW TERRORISTS AND KILL THEM. AMERICANS SHOULD KNOW NOW INDIANS WILL NOT REST TILL THE LAST AMERICAN STANDING. GET THESE RAW EXTERMIST TERRORISTS.LONG LIVE PAK AMERICA.

    DEATH TO INDIA
    DEATH TO INDIA
    DEATH TO INDIA


    • My son, these words may get you in jail or even worse in real life outside these anonymous blogs… Just be careful, someone may be tracking your IP address…


  3. TALIBAN WORKS ON THE DIRECTIONS OF INDIA WHICH FINANCES AND ARMS THEM ONLY TO DISREPUTE PAKISTAN WHICH IS IN FACT VERY PEACE LOVING COUNTRY


    • May I suggest that you put the CAPS OFF on your keyboard and stop smoking that weed…


    • ROTFLMAO


  4. @ what a bleeding bluff by Takfiri Taliban, they claim responsibility, ok but where is american
    casualties ? or u killed between urselves, just for
    jiyala feelings, ” USA consulate attacked ” headlines gave empty sensation to calm down suffering of our brothers on both sides.


  5. What is this Hypocrisy??
    When Taliban atacks Indians in Afghanistan they are everybody’s best friend,the assets of ISI!!!!

    When the Bomb you,they suddenly become foreign agents!!!!


  6. good work this is what is called an eye for an eye i mean the daily drone attacks carried out by the americans killing hundreds of innocent pakistani civillians my only symphathy is that civillians may have also got killed in this attack otherwise MORE OF THE SAME PLEASE until the drone attacks stops for good
    pakistani pashtun patrioc


    • Mr. pakistani pashtun patrioc

      I think you should read carefully. This attack only killed civillians. Sad to see you are happy on this rampage. Very very sad Mr. pashtun. You have a deplorable state of mind.


      • read carefuly what i have written in my comment if civillians were indeed caught up in this operation then my sympathy goes out to them otherwise more of the same until the drone attacks stop for good mr patriotic pakistani


      • Mr. Patrioc Pushtoon

        I have read it very clearly, your reply seems to convey the message that you do not care about civilial casualties. That is very very very sad Mr. patrioc.


  7. In anyways, US is killing people of Pakistan form both sides – by drone attacks and by using TTP. Drone attack may kill one or two suspected people but three times more people. This US consulate attached killed no american but poor Pakistani people. If TTP says they r killing americans, then go and kill them, why killing a common person.

    May ALLAH tighten His ropes againts those who create fassad on this earth.


  8. NO MORE DRONE ATTACKS BY THE AMERICANS ON PAKISTANI SOIL ENOUGH IS ENOUGH OR FACE THE CONSEQUENCES AND ALSO MR TEN PERCENT ZARDARI YOUR TIME IS COMING TO AN END INSHALLAH
    NUJAT PAKISTANI PASHTUN PATRIOC


  9. Just until yesterday, this website claimed that the TTP was run by India, Israel and the US. I wonder why the TTP would attack the American embassy?

    And I wonder why some Pakistanis – who – until yesterday – kept on mumbling about “bad taliban”, are now supporting the TTP?

    Hmmm…. just amusing. Very amusing.


  10. which province you said……Pakhtoonkhwa bro..accept it as a province before it becomes a country


    • Mr. Khan, what do you mean? What a vluesless contry that would be? I detest your myopic vision and seperatist tendencies. You are playing in the hands of enemies.


      • what about the civillians being killed in their hundreds by the drone attacks by the americans where is your emotions and sympathy for them the violation of pakistani airspace or is that a step too far
        mr patriotic pakistani
        nujat pakistani patriotic pashtun


      • Uff… yaar yeh ” Mr. Patrioc” kya cheez hai

        You said clearly, MORE LIKE THESE PLEASE….This is what you wrote

        good work this is what is called an eye for an eye i mean the daily drone attacks carried out by the americans killing hundreds of innocent pakistani civillians my only symphathy is that civillians may have also got killed in this attack otherwise MORE OF THE SAME PLEASE until the drone attacks stops for good
        pakistani pashtun patrioc

        Does anyone here on this blog asks for drone attacks like like you asked for more bomb attacks? Looks like you are very inhumane and insensitive person, like the Americans. Looks like you have no regard for the innocent lives.


  11. Whole drama just to validate the provision of US mercenaries in Pakistan. They are hell responsible and TTP is their child.


  12. zaid hamid sir said it is not TTP … he knows everything and he’s always right!!!!


  13. let me put it in clear terms so that you understand clearly the americans through their drone attacks are killing hundreds of innocent pakistani civillians for a handful of terrorists and violating pakistani airspace
    surely then it is understandable if the ttp or youever strikes back at their consulates or embassy in retalitory terms when i state a quote LIKE MORE LIKE THESE what i really mean is the american targets if i repeat civillians get killed in these operations then i sympatise with them the bottom line is that the americans are to blame here they are bombing a soverign and independent country and the pakistani goverment who is turning a blind eye to it or might be even in collusion with them for dollars patriotic pakistani
    nujat pakistani patriotic pashtun


  14. I have been alleging government functionaries, foreign governments including those of India, Britain and USA and related elements/people baselessly. Such discussions possibly burden one’s own shoulders only. Kindly convey my apologies to them and if you are reading this or hear about it then forgive me.


  15. Mr. Patrioc,

    Okay, now I understood what you mean. Please write in simple words, you really conveyed a wrong meaning in your post. Anyhow, happy posting dude.


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    People get money because of good ideas so ……!!!!
    My Ideas is free just email me ssalamatshah@gmail.com. & get my golden idea.



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