September 15th, 2011
09:17 AM ET

Attacker kills 26 in Pakistan

A suicide bomber killed 26 people and injured 63 others during a funeral procession in northwestern Pakistan Thursday, a senior police official told CNN.

Saleem Murrawat, the police chief of the Lower Dir district of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, said the ceremony was for a member of a pro-government anti-Taliban militia in the area of Jandol.

The chief said a suicide bomber blew himself up when he was standing with people at the procession. There are usually no security checks in such ceremonies. The chief said the bomber was around age 18.

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  1. Scottish Mama

    Pakistani People-American Pakistani people get on here and tell us what is going on?

    September 15, 2011 at 9:39 am | Report abuse |
  2. terrible

    Leaders/People who are allying with the fight against extremist groups like Taliban get killed by suicide bombers. Even government agencies/navy can't protect themselves by these heavily armed/trained Taliban factions. Over 99.9% people hate Taliban and their ill agenda.
    Drone attacks are not helping either. When innocent people get killed by them, their family turn in favor of Extremists.

    September 15, 2011 at 10:01 am | Report abuse |
  3. Abdu Karika Mohamad

    Why shoild we you no care

    September 15, 2011 at 10:02 am | Report abuse |
  4. terrible

    Dear America,
    Your 9/11 is our 24/7. Thank you.

    September 15, 2011 at 10:13 am | Report abuse |
  5. Scottish Mama

    What is the solution, to eleviate the killings? Did the Taliban kill before US involvement? Are the Pakistani people an armed society? Can the people of Pakistan fight the Taliban themselves?

    September 15, 2011 at 10:35 am | Report abuse |
  6. George Patton

    What the Pakistanis need to do is to seek a negotiated settlement with the Taliban and stop going after them at the behest of the right-wing thugs in Washington. First of all, they need to rid themselves of this Zardari who is in Washington's pockets and quit lisening to Hilary Clinton who has no feelings for their losses!

    September 15, 2011 at 10:38 am | Report abuse |
    • banasy

      Why is it George that you comment is about the only sensible one here while all these other idiots keep posting their meaningless, right-wing drivel? What you posted above makes perfect sense to every body except the right-wing thugs in Washington who care only for themselves!

      September 15, 2011 at 1:54 pm | Report abuse |
    • MWF

      Why do you keep trolling people and answering yourself, Trollbater?

      September 15, 2011 at 6:02 pm | Report abuse |
    • SWF

      Good post MWF,thank you. You said it all.

      September 15, 2011 at 6:05 pm | Report abuse |
    • Joseph McCarthy

      That's OK, George. Don't let this uneducated lemming MWF get to you since he obvious cannot post anything intelligent here himself so he just bashes those who can! Oh how these Tea Partiers can envy as much as hate!!!!

      September 16, 2011 at 12:12 pm | Report abuse |
  7. banasy©

    If we didn't care, we wouldn't be asking, Abdu Karika Mohamad.

    September 15, 2011 at 10:42 am | Report abuse |
  8. Scottish Mama

    Right Banasy. If the pakistani people are in a discussion with people from America, we know what the feelings of their people and support and vote in a manner to relieve hardship to a people. Why do they believe we are there?

    September 15, 2011 at 11:03 am | Report abuse |
  9. terrible

    Since Bush's "Either you are with us or against us" ... Pakistan have lost estimated 35000 people inthe fight against Taliban. yet there is no mention of it in usa/western media at the 10th anniversary. Before 9/11 there were no suicide bombing .... When there is no US Presence in the region, Taliban will have no excuse to kill innocent people.

    September 15, 2011 at 11:22 am | Report abuse |
  10. bobcat2u

    The thing that's hard to understand is, why are al qaeda and the taliban consistently going after the civilians ? The military is what is causing their casualties, and they retaliate against the common people. That is one really screwed up policy.

    Good morning banasy.
    Good morning Scottish Mama.

    September 15, 2011 at 11:35 am | Report abuse |
  11. Chani

    Crazy suicide bombers are a dime a dozen. Where's the sane ones? lol

    September 15, 2011 at 1:26 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Rick James

    Maybe if they kill each other, they'll stop killing us.

    September 15, 2011 at 3:05 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dave Chappelle

      Cocaine's a hell of a drug.
      A hell of a drug.

      September 15, 2011 at 6:04 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Scottish Mama

    Hi bobcat2u

    September 15, 2011 at 6:24 pm | Report abuse |