March 24th, 2013
03:01 AM ET

Blast at Pakistani checkpoint kills 17

A water tanker packed with explosives drove into a military checkpoint in northwest Pakistan on Sunday, killing at least 17 troops in the ensuing explosion, authorities said.

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  1. banasy©

    Water tanker explosion is Pakistan's copy right. Last month Pakistanis used a water tanker to kill a lot of Shiites minority. Over a 100 innocent people died in that water tanker explosion. That explosion was bigger and louder than this tiny one today in which only 17 died. What happened? Why so few time?

    March 24, 2013 at 9:58 am | Report abuse |
  2. chrissy

    @banasy – Well said. You are so right. I can not figure out why bigger one last month and then only a tiny one this month. I have been thinking but I can't figure it out. My Islamic brain hurts now after thinking so much about it.

    March 24, 2013 at 9:59 am | Report abuse |
  3. bobcat (in a hat)©

    @chrissy and banasy – Apple invented a bigger iPad first. Later, they came out with the iPad Mini. Pakistan invented a bigger water tanker explosion first. Later, they came out with a smaller water tanker explosion. So, why blame Pakistan?

    March 24, 2013 at 10:03 am | Report abuse |
  4. saywhat

    @bobcat – Thanks. You hit the nail on the head. That makes perfect sense. I agree.

    March 24, 2013 at 10:04 am | Report abuse |
  5. j von hettlingen

    @bobcat – You skipped an important detail. Apple took many years to come up with the iPad Mini - after they invented the first iPad. Pakistan took just about a month to introduce a smaller version of their water tanker explosion - after they invented the first one to kill Shiite minority. You see, details are very important. Pay attention, jacker.

    March 24, 2013 at 10:08 am | Report abuse |
  6. krm10007©

    Thank you, thank you, thank you, Pakistan. Thank you for showing the whole world a new way to use a water tanker. Pakistan will rise way above its rivals just by continuing to invent new kind of water tanker explosions. God speed.

    March 24, 2013 at 10:11 am | Report abuse |
  7. Mary

    @saywhat – Aren't you forgetting something? Hello?

    March 24, 2013 at 10:12 am | Report abuse |
  8. saywhat

    @Mary - My bad. Silly me. I want to say that Americans are trying to make us believe that Osama bin Laden was killed in Abbotabad, Pakistan – just miles away from the capital city. Are we to believe that?

    March 24, 2013 at 10:13 am | Report abuse |
    • chrissy

      @saywhat – Of course not. Don't be silly. Pakistanis have already offered so many theories as an alternative to avoid the real truth.

      March 24, 2013 at 10:16 am | Report abuse |
  9. Mary

    At all, not me at 10:12

    March 24, 2013 at 11:00 am | Report abuse |
  10. chrissy

    Lol @ saywhat, i discovered that a little before 9 am this morning. Too bad cnn moderators are sleeping on the job. They are losing their loyal bloggers at a pretty fast pace around here!!

    March 24, 2013 at 3:40 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Carlson

    There were a lot of Shiite Hazara killed by Pakistanis earlier this month using the same method - water tanker explosion. Pakistan did not take any meaningful action against the perpetrators of that brutal violence against minorities. Now, the emboldened terrorists are killing the soldiers. Cycle of violence continues on.

    March 24, 2013 at 4:03 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Reposted with Permission™

    @Carlson - How do you know they were soldiers? Military compounds in Pakistan not only keep soldiers, they also keep people like Bin Laden too.

    March 24, 2013 at 4:06 pm | Report abuse |
  13. saywhat

    Folks I have not posted at all on this thread. The troll is loose today.
    none of the above comments are mine. beware.

    March 24, 2013 at 5:34 pm | Report abuse |
  14. chrissy

    @ saywhat, as quick as our comments protesting this troll~hijacker are deleted leads me to believe he is employed by cnn!

    March 24, 2013 at 5:59 pm | Report abuse |
  15. krm1007©

    Thank you, thank you, thank you, Pakistani Jihadi fighters. Thank you for showing the dishonest coward Pakistani army a new way to use a water tanker. Pakistan opposing forces will rise way above fake army just by continuing to invent new kind of water tanker explosions. God speed.

    March 24, 2013 at 8:25 pm | Report abuse |
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