March 11th, 2012
03:58 AM ET

Suicide attack at funeral kills at least 11 in Pakistan

A suicide bomber targeted a funeral in northwest Pakistan on Sunday, killing at least 11 people and wounding 30 others, officials said.

The blast took place just outside Peshawar, the capital of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, said city police official Kalam Khan.

While no one immediately claimed responsibility for the attack, authorities believe the target may have been members of the Awami National Party.

Khushdil Khan, a party member who is the deputy speaker of the provincial assembly, had gone to the funeral for a local woman. But he left before the attack occurred, police said.

The Awami National Party, which is part of the governing coalition led by Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani's Pakistan Peoples Party, is often targeted by the Taliban.

In February, an explosion outside a political rally in northwest Pakistan killed five people and wounded 10, officials said.

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  1. RUFFNUTT (( 1/2 5th level magic-using kender ,1/4 illusionist ,1/4 warrior ))

    OUCH... what a crazy guy to do such a thing..

    March 11, 2012 at 9:12 am | Report abuse |
    • Jj

      i didn't even read the article. The headline was all I needed. I think it's what they call desensitized...

      March 11, 2012 at 11:06 am | Report abuse |
  2. Funeral Crashers

    At least there wasn't any nausea involved.

    March 11, 2012 at 9:44 am | Report abuse |
  3. Bleeding Heart Partisan Microbloggers Assoc.

    Our hearts go out to these poor, poor Palestinians, their family, and their friends, many of whom are no-doubt part of the Jewish resistance, less 11.

    March 11, 2012 at 9:49 am | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      It was at a Pakistani funeral.....

      March 11, 2012 at 3:48 pm | Report abuse |
  4. leeintulsa

    pakistan needs a doer.. last time there was peace there? genghis? now *that* was a doer..

    March 11, 2012 at 9:53 am | Report abuse |
  5. Bleeding Heart Liberal Queen

    @BHPMA.. This happened in Pakistan, not Palestine. You should have said *poor, poor Pakistanis, and that our hearts go-out easily.

    March 11, 2012 at 9:56 am | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      Nice back-pedal job after you caught your own mistake.
      A change in you u/n doesn't change the fact that you wrote both posts.

      March 11, 2012 at 4:03 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Bleeding Heart Liberal Queen

    Ginghas Khan was hot. But he was a war monger whom abused women and children...even men. Huh. He would have fit right in when Iraq got conguered a few years ago, but we would probably have called him home by now.

    March 11, 2012 at 10:00 am | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      Of course you would know of the "abuse men" portion.
      Why am I not surprised?

      March 11, 2012 at 4:05 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Jeff Frank (R-Ohio) "Right Wing Insanity"

    That's plumb wierd, isn't it? Suicide bomber acts on his or her own volition (thier responsibility unconditionally), but authorities "wait around" for somebody to claim responsibility. Then the story focuses on some little stupid radical group, that never goes to court, never get formally chargred, never spend time in jail for thier crimes, and are allowed to run rampant through the country side and nobody does anything except sit back and pick thier nose.

    March 11, 2012 at 10:03 am | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      I have often wondered why they wait instead of investigate, Jeff...

      March 11, 2012 at 4:08 pm | Report abuse |
  8. RUFFNUTT (( 1/2 5th level magic-using kender ,1/4 illusionist ,1/4 warrior ))

    Ginghas Khan -Khushdil Khan.. related?

    March 11, 2012 at 10:04 am | Report abuse |
    • leeintulsa

      @ruffnutt: that's what made me think of it.. and kenders are gay..

      March 11, 2012 at 10:12 am | Report abuse |
  9. Jeff Frank (R-Ohio) "Right Wing Insanity"

    Pakistan – This one's on YOU!!!

    March 11, 2012 at 10:04 am | Report abuse |
  10. Military Eni tlement Fraudster

    Bring our troops home to me. I'm on permanent disabilty after working 6 years as a supply clerk for the US Army in Saudi Arabia. I get 2,800 bucks/mo for life, AND I operate my own tire and wheel business located 2 blocks from a military base. I have it in my bestestest girlfriends name to avoid complicating my disability pay. I am found near every military base in the USA. (cash only pls. ty)

    March 11, 2012 at 10:08 am | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      Either turn them in, or shut up.

      March 11, 2012 at 4:06 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Military Eni tlement Fraudster

    (The VA taught me how to scam you. They even told me that if I claimed to have ED, I would get extra pay. So I did...and it worked! I even get free woody helpers! God bless America. The greatest mation on God's green earth. Semper Fidelis!

    March 11, 2012 at 10:15 am | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      So, you are admitting to having ED, Philip?
      Interesting.

      March 11, 2012 at 4:01 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Schoolmarm

    Wondering if Jeff Frank's "never formally charged, never goes to court" applies to 9/11 in his pea brain.

    March 11, 2012 at 10:52 am | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      Dayum, Philip, that's rude, even for you!

      March 11, 2012 at 3:59 pm | Report abuse |
  13. chrissy

    @ jj, easy to get de-sensitized to the plight of this country aint it? I agree, cant feel too sorry for them, when they keep giving sanction to AQ huh? I agree!

    March 11, 2012 at 11:35 am | Report abuse |
  14. RUFFNUTT (( 1/2 5th level magic-using kender ,1/4 illusionist ,1/4 warrior ))

    WHAT they need is a suicide hotline...

    March 11, 2012 at 12:41 pm | Report abuse |
  15. chrissy

    lmao @ ruffnutt, youre on the ball today! 🙂 have missed your humor.

    March 11, 2012 at 12:59 pm | Report abuse |
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