More on Islamabad’s Bombing

With the Ashura (9th and 10th Muharram) just around the corner, almost everyone in Pakistan is in a state of shock at the Suicide Bombing attempt in Islamabad’s Mariott Hotel on friday at around 2:35 pm, and today in Peshawar t around 8:35 in night.

Islamabad's Bombing Scenes

Security personnel secure the area around the Marriott Hotel after the blast.

In Islamabad’s bomb attack, as you must have seen the posts by mansoor and backpacker on the shock that came to people in islamabad.

The suspected suicide bomber blew himself up outside mariott’s laundry and parking area, thus killing a guard and causing serious injuries to five others. The unidentified man detonated explosives strapped to his body after the security guard tried to stop him from entering the Marriott Hotel through a side entrance. It was a suicide attack.

The bombing a failed attempt to kill people frequenting an upscale hotel. A brave and timely action by the guards pre-empted a major attack. Tariq Mehmmod, the 37-year-old guard from Chakwal, had joined the hotel less than a year ago. He left behind two children. (May Allah bless him and his soul rest in peace).

Windscreens of several cars were damaged while the wall of the building was besmirched with blood and pieces of flesh. The suicide bombing happened hours before a Republic Day function at the hotel hosted by India’s High Commission. The function went ahead after the explosion. And a meeting of defence officials from the United States, Afghanistan and Turkey had taken place before the attack.

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