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Taliban Rocket attack kills four brothers in Peshawar

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  1. Metallic

    Metallic SENIOR MEMBER

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    Rocket attack kills four brothers in Peshawar
    PAKISTAN - 24 FEBRUARY 2010

    PESHAWAR: Four young brothers were killed Wednesday when Taliban militants fired a rocket into a residential area of Pakistan's northwest city of Peshawar, police said.

    “The victims were all brothers, the eldest being 17 years old and the youngest was four,” Peshawar city police chief Liaquat Ali said.

    He blamed the Taliban for the early morning strike. “Taliban militants are responsible for this inhuman act. They targeted a residential area. The rocket hit a house and four children from the same family were killed and nine others wounded,” he told AFP.

    Witnesses said the two-storey house was destroyed in the attack. “The attack will not deter us from our resolve to rid the city of militants,” Ali said.


    Source: DAWN Media Group
     
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    Here you go, another masterpiece by the Taliban. RIP.
     
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    May the dead RIP
    May the savages caught and send to rot in abu ghraib..
     
  4. Musafar

    Musafar FULL MEMBER

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    Seems like the report was incorrect by Dawn, as confirmed by the BBC.

    It was actually a gas explosion.


    An explosion has killed four people in the city of Peshawar in north-west Pakistan, police say.

    They now say the blast occurred after a gas leak and there is no evidence to support their earlier statement that militants had launched a rocket attack.

    Residents insist rockets were fired. The dead included two brothers aged 17 and four, AFP news agency said.

    Although rocket attacks are rare in Peshawar, the area has seen a spate of deadly militant violence.
    BBC News - 'Gas blast' kills four in Pakistani city of Peshawar