May 12th, 2011
11:07 PM ET

Blasts kill at least 70 in northwest Pakistan

Twin explosions targeting recruits at a military training facility in northwest Pakistan killed at least 70 people and injured 30 others, police said.

One of the explosions was a suicide blast, while the other was a planted bomb, according to Nisar Khan Murrawat, the police chief of the Charsadda district. Some 65 of the dead are believed to be military recruits, the police chief said.

The back to back explosions Friday morning took place shortly after scores of recruits left the Shabqadar Fort, a training facility in the district of Charsadda, said Jahan Zeb Khan, a senior police officer.

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  1. Jazzzzzzzz

    could it be retaliation for Osama's death ?

    May 12, 2011 at 11:17 pm | Report abuse |
    • Yesssir

      It could very well be the start of AlQaeda trying to pressure Pakistan into a war with the U.S.

      May 12, 2011 at 11:25 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Freedtoo

    No kidding..............and it's not even Friday yet.

    May 12, 2011 at 11:25 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Tee

    @jazzzzzz: I thought so... al-qaeda may feel they've been betrayed by pakistan.

    May 12, 2011 at 11:27 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Umm

    You are disgusting

    May 12, 2011 at 11:27 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Jazzzzzzzz

    Just my first impression. Nite all

    May 12, 2011 at 11:28 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Tony N. Tee

    Maybe maybe not..These people YES I SAID IT.. anyway they like to blow each other up.

    May 12, 2011 at 11:29 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Man55

    Maybe this is why Pakistan was protecting Bin Laden.. they had fear if Bin Laden is dead so as the Pakistani army and security,

    May 12, 2011 at 11:34 pm | Report abuse |
  8. mulah

    sadly,many of our last memories as our heads pinwheel thru the air after an explosion is this sight..sun,camel,sun,camel,sun,camel..sand

    May 12, 2011 at 11:39 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Carlos

    So, where is this god religions claim and what? Religions are the worse kind of programming.

    May 12, 2011 at 11:40 pm | Report abuse |
    • Practical

      They are creating their own compelling commercial campaign to bring everyone to see what they are by their violence.
      Too bad that the world has so many problems, we don't have the science or time to "re-program" them. Compassion can be wasted if there are others that could benefit more from compassion.

      May 13, 2011 at 2:33 am | Report abuse |
  10. Voice of reason

    Terrorists were bombing in Pakistan already. Im sure we may very well see a civil war there now that they think the infidels were operating in their country. Whether the government knew or not doesn't matter.

    May 12, 2011 at 11:49 pm | Report abuse |

    ....And so it begins--as I said it would indeed begin. And this beginning, is just a mere introduction to the post-script of the beginning of the end....Artofwar

    May 12, 2011 at 11:49 pm | Report abuse |
    • Voice of reason

      Oooh so prophetic

      May 12, 2011 at 11:55 pm | Report abuse |
  12. truthywood

    Americans kill innocent people and than Talibans kill innocents in revenge, the cycle never ends.

    May 13, 2011 at 1:15 am | Report abuse |
  13. Cesar

    JJ feels that bombs are very bad. JJ is also a yellow magot that sucks donkey blood.

    May 13, 2011 at 1:35 am | Report abuse |
    • Cesar

      Another Tea Partying freak here who stole my name to post his nonsense. As for the Taliban,I can't really blame them at all since those stupid clowns in the Navy Seals had to murder Ussma bin Laden. In fact,I'm just as mad as they are!!!

      May 13, 2011 at 10:04 am | Report abuse |
  14. Practical

    The lack of revering women, in any culture, shows its lack of substance.
    Al Qaeda is male ego on steroids. They do not want peace. They are programmed and the personification of hate.

    May 13, 2011 at 2:27 am | Report abuse |
  15. Chiltepin

    Maybe it was a cell phone bomb activated by (Kenton) Cool and the gang's phonecall on the 3G network from on top of Mt. Everest.

    May 13, 2011 at 2:51 am | Report abuse |
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