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. High Hopes

    Sorry for the double post. My first
    comment got held up in the server
    for verification

    See the trolls are about…


    March 11, 2012 at 3:29 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Philip

    Focus on the 'Philip' all you want. It does not change the fact that Muslims are promised the exact same reward for dying on "God Bless America's" battlefield as we are. (save 70 virgins, none of them catholic boys)

    March 11, 2012 at 4:17 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      We focus on the message, which is very telling about the person trying to convey the message.
      You have stated that nowhere in the Koran are they promised this.
      Nowhere in the Bible does it say that, either, to my knowledge, but i can find an unbiased scholar of the Bible to ask, if I so choose to.
      Trying to imply all Catholic boys are abused is ridiculous, and so is puttting forth the opinion that all Cathic priests abuse children.

      March 11, 2012 at 4:27 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Jeff Frank (R-Ohio)"Right Wing Insanity"

    He sure doesn't fly to well under your radar..he he. Gotta go.... later.

    March 11, 2012 at 4:33 pm | Report abuse |
  4. RevNowWhileWeCan

    Does anyone here want reporting from the M.E. that is accurate with the full stories told? Does anyone here like to get reports from the M.E. that are NOT backed by U.S. policy makers with their obvious agendas? Does anyone here want to get M.E. stories that are from actual journalist's in the field and not paid actors such as "Danny"? I have only one agenda and that is to provide as much information as possible so that people can be informed before rushing to judgements and ridiculous sterotypes. Try ArabDigest . com for alot of great M.E. current affairs coverage. Sharing is caring.

    March 11, 2012 at 4:34 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Philip

    The message is American Muslims being among America's "invading infidels" Men who ignore their own God and listen to their own human leader. "Christians" who kill Christians in WW2 Germany just because some man said so. "Muslims" who kill Muslims. (And Americans who consume anything they can send their troops to get for them)

    March 11, 2012 at 4:36 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Philip

    Not all Catholic boys are abused. This goes wothout saying. Only about 60% of US Catholic clergy are openly gay.

    March 11, 2012 at 4:39 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      I would like to know where you get your figures from.Don't tell me to google it; I did.
      Your figures are disengenous.
      Gay does not equal pedophile.
      That goes without saying.
      Gay people, priest or not, are not pedophiles.
      That goes without saying.
      But you say it, anyway.
      You have every right to hate the priest who abused you, and the family members who abused you also, or allowed it.
      I get that; that goes without saying.

      March 11, 2012 at 5:01 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mary

      @ Philip, I am glad to see NO ONE here putting statements in your mouth that you didn't say.

      I know for a fact that the statement "gays are Pedos" has never crossed his lips.

      Gays are ONLY after Males = Boy raypers
      Pedos like both boys and girls

      March 11, 2012 at 5:11 pm | Report abuse |
    • Innuendo

      old philly is the king of it.

      March 11, 2012 at 5:54 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Philip

    @Rev...Middle Eatern affairs are a no-brainer for informed Americans. It doesn't take a rocket scientist to see that God does not protect Israel, the US gov. does, and under the guise "Israel is god's chosen" preached by American religious/political leaders. Thanks for the invite though.

    March 11, 2012 at 4:45 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      God does not protect any country, and never did.

      March 11, 2012 at 5:02 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mary

      @ Philip, I see you stated that God does NOT protect Israel. Very true!

      March 11, 2012 at 5:05 pm | Report abuse |
    • Christa

      Banasy has stated that God does NOT protect any country.
      Very true!

      March 11, 2012 at 5:10 pm | Report abuse |
  8. saywhat

    @ banasy
    If you read the scriptures. Description of Heaven & Hell & the concept of hereafter is the same in the three M.Eastern religions Judaism,Christianity & Islam.
    @ High hopes
    The alleged pilots in 9/11 attacks never were in Pakistan or trained there they in fact were residing in US & during their stay here CIA had been in touch with them for the purpose of recruiting them.
    Its another matter that 7 of the alleged 'Highjackers' were found alive and kicking after 9/11 in their countries angry over their ID's being stolen & used. Those who followed the news during those dark days would remember.

    March 11, 2012 at 5:01 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      Perhaps it was you that stated the fallacy of the virgin fable.
      Was it?
      I could be mistaken; brilliant minds abound here.
      I don't profess tho be a scholar of the scripters.
      So, my question to you is, since you have read them all, is:
      Heavenly virgins or not? If all of them have the same premise of heaven and hell, are the virgins promised in all three?

      March 11, 2012 at 5:08 pm | Report abuse |
    • High Hopes

      I am aware that a couple of them got pilot licenses from a school in Florida... and that some believe it was an inside job. Nothing would surprise me, anymore. Its been a very long time since those dark days and you're right I didn't have my nose in the news. I was busy. Sorry.

      March 11, 2012 at 6:53 pm | Report abuse |
  9. banasy©

    My last comment was hastily typed; sorry for the typos.

    March 11, 2012 at 5:09 pm | Report abuse |
  10. saywhat

    @ High hopes

    Its not Al-Qaeda that you refer to it were the Talibans, a creation of ours during the invasion of Afghanistan by USSR. President Reagan hosted their leaders in the White House (it was 1982 I think) and had compared them to our Founding Fathers. Pakistan still has links with them with an eye on the future regime once we leave.
    Al-Qaeda of Osama was born of Osama's beef with foreign boots on Arab lands when Bush senior started planning invasion of Iraq and expanded our military presence in Gulf emirates after S.Arabia.

    March 11, 2012 at 5:10 pm | Report abuse |
    • High Hopes

      Bin Laden was involved in many terrorist attacks before 9/11 and had ties with the U.S. during Russia's invasion of Afghanistan, right? He wanted the rebuild the country after the war. He'd been around…

      March 11, 2012 at 7:01 pm | Report abuse |
  11. saywhat

    Yes @ banasy
    Mathew 17 promises 100 times the wives, harems, sisters & brothers in Heaven

    March 11, 2012 at 5:14 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      So really, that can be interpreted as 100 times a family, right? Where does the virgin part come in?

      March 11, 2012 at 5:18 pm | Report abuse |
    • High Hopes

      Matthew 17 says nothing about virgins being held as a reward in heaven.

      Matthew 25 isn't talking about virgins in heaven, its talking about the coming of the Lord (bridegroom) and the judgement day.

      The Bible says that those entering his kingdom will become like virgins (innocent) washed in the blood of the Lamb (Christ)

      Just sayin…

      March 11, 2012 at 6:12 pm | Report abuse |
  12. saywhat

    Mathew 25:1
    Then the Kingdom of Heaven would be comparable to 10 Virgins who took their lamps to meet the bridegroom. Etc Etc.

    March 11, 2012 at 5:19 pm | Report abuse |
  13. saywhat

    I am not a religious scholar. But its a habit to try seeing all sides of a contentious issue or one which is being debated.

    March 11, 2012 at 5:21 pm | Report abuse |
  14. banasy©

    Thanks for the info.
    Seems God was awfully preoccupied with s3 x...or was it merely the men who wrote the scripures?
    Nice to see that nothing has changed, lol.

    March 11, 2012 at 5:31 pm | Report abuse |
    • dazzle ©

      What the bible needed was a good editor.

      March 11, 2012 at 5:40 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      One who wasn't a man...

      March 11, 2012 at 5:59 pm | Report abuse |
    • Misandry

      So true!

      March 11, 2012 at 6:07 pm | Report abuse |
  15. saywhat

    Book of Numbers, Judges have references to virgins.

    March 11, 2012 at 5:37 pm | Report abuse |
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