Wednesday, June 10, 2009

On Ground Updates: Pakistan - July 10, 2009

On Ground Updates:
Suicide Attackers Set Off Massive Blast Just Outside Luxury Hotel
Wednesday, July 10, 2009

* had the following report up on their website Tuesday afternoon and it begins like this… A United Nations worker and as many as 10 other people were killed in a bomb attack on a hotel popular with foreigners and well-to-do Pakistanis in Peshawar, in the country’s northwest, said media reports and the UN… Television pictures showed the front of the five-star Pearl Continental Hotel a shattered wreck of twisted steel and collapsed concrete slabs, as bloodied guests and workers staggered to waiting ambulances… Suicide attackers in a pickup truck entered the hotel compound spraying security guards with gunfire before slamming the vehicle into the building and detonating the charge, Agence France-Presse reported. No one claimed immediate responsibility for the blast, according to news agency reports…
Read the full report at link below…
Pakistan Hotel Suicide Blast Kills 11, Including UN Aid Worker
Raw Video: Blast at Pakistan Luxury Hotel

About News Video: Officials says a huge bomb has exploded at a luxury hotel in the Pakistani city of Peshawar, killing at least five people and wounding 25 others. (Video post date June 9th)
This News Video posted on YouTube by AssociatedPress


.* has this updated report posted on their website early Wednesday morning and it starts off like this… Investigators are sifting through the rubble of the Pearl Continental Hotel in northwest Pakistan, searching for clues to Tuesday night's devastating truck bombing that killed at least 15 people and injured 70 others. Closed-circuit footage aired on Pakistani television stations shows how easy it was for the attackers to hit the five-star star hotel in Peshawar...
Light Security Contributes to Pakistan Hotel Bombing
Search for Clues in Pakistani Hotel Blast

About News Video: Investigators are searching a wrecked luxury hotel in northwestern Pakistan for evidence, a day after a bold suicide bombing killed 11 people. (Video post date - June 10th)
This News Video posted on YouTube by


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