Massive Explosion at Marriott

According to TV reports, a hug explosion at Marriott (F-5) Islamabad is heard and seen. Causing fatalities and injuries.

A second blast in Marriott in an years time.

Its a “High Security” area.

Update 1: 10-15 killed and many injured.

Gas pipeline exploded as well causing more damage.

Gulshan e Jinnah (living flats for federal govt employees) is affected badly as well. Its just at the back of mariott (almost).

According to TV reports, a hug explosion at Marriott (F-5) Islamabad is heard and seen. Causing fatalities and injuries.

Ironically, its a “High Security” area.

Update 2:

The entire front section of the Marriott Hotel has been blown out and wreckage is everywhere.

Reports are that it could be the biggest explosion – terrorist attack – in Pakistan’s history. Among dead,  drivers out in parking area and the security guards mostly included (Geo and Aaj tv reports).

Update 3:

Blood needed in hospitals.

Image Courtesy: Aaj TV

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65 Comments so far

  1. wkhang on September 21st, 2008 @ 2:17 pm

    @ sceptic,

    Agreed with you !!

  2. sceptic on September 21st, 2008 @ 2:17 pm

    Planner – May I thank you for confirming your mindset and bringing to light a ‘source’ of your intellect. Keep reading intellectually-challenging, oops, intellectually-stimulating Nida-e-Millat to think of your next conspiracy theory.

  3. cyrenity on September 21st, 2008 @ 2:54 pm

    @sceptic, what’s wrong wid the link planner sent, do you know a thing about people like Hameed Nizami and Majid Nizami,

    poeple like you really give a damn appreciating enlightenment/liberalism of people like Musharraf and Alatafa, but they get blind when someone talk about real influential personalities.

  4. cyrenity on September 21st, 2008 @ 2:57 pm

    @planner, this argue will end without any result, such people keep pouring filth all the the time, and when someone hit them hard, they will label him radical islam/muslim.

  5. azface on September 21st, 2008 @ 5:13 pm

    @kaami – please don’t kill yourself arguing against lunatics who resort to death wishes due to an acute inability to argue anything intellectually. Just goes to show the absolute decay of values.

    By the way, I completely appreciate where you are coming from…feel the same anger. It would be great to get in touch. Email me sometime on if you want to join forces

  6. Adnan Siddiqi (adnansiddiqi) on September 21st, 2008 @ 7:29 pm

    LOL! as I expected, govt finally blamedALqaeda since it was Alqeda Style. I heard about Mitthan Style, Rajni Kant style but hearing Alqaeda Style is hilarious.

    Now govt’s officials will go to home and sleep since they blame someone who could not be captured by Yanks too. Drawing room experts like here would die by keep blaming Alqaeda. hehe

  7. qnomans2k on September 21st, 2008 @ 8:37 pm

    @Adnan Siddiqi

    What do u think then Mr. Pro Taliban Adnan Siddiqi ……. is this done by Asif Ali Zardari , Yousuf Raza Gillani , Pervaiz Musharaf … or Someone from the current opposition ….

    One who have attacked, would simply be having fun ….. just like you are having fun here …… So should i conclude that u are behind all this ….

    Btw where are your rest of f__king friends Doctor and MB …. Killed in the blast …. Ohhhh i guess they were the two one driving the small car and other one the truck ……

  8. silent (planner) on September 22nd, 2008 @ 12:57 am


    If Adnan Siddiqi is Pro Taliban then ur Pro India, Pro America….
    Adnan you should open pamestry shop… just kidding

    qnomans2k, kami, and others:
    Just have a chilled glass of Coke so that you calm down and think of other matters, it is not so easy to think.. there are other works for you start chewing bubble gum (specially Ding Dong..)
    Creep People like you dont want to think from mind.. so go ahead and keep saying TALIBANs are behind this… Paste a sticker behind your car Talibans are responsible for the blasts… Make T-Shirts having quotation "Talibans are responsible for Blasts" and what else….

    America is coming to see us and we are busy in blaming Taliban…
    Go on Guys!! Very few days left…

    and Listen Kami
    chain is : Afhanistan>>> Iraq>>> Pakistan (May GOD save us)
    but GOD save those who save themselves..

  9. kaami on September 22nd, 2008 @ 9:17 am


    Indonesia had an Al-Qaeda Problem – They fixed it
    Malaysia had an Al-Qaeda Problem – They fixed it
    Bangladesh had an Al-Qaeda Problem – They fixed it
    Iraq haven Al-Qaeda Problem – They are fighting it
    Saudia is fighting it
    Yemen is fighting it
    Lebanon despite their problems rooted them out.

    So why cant we?

    Planner its not only America. Our dear friend China is also very upset after the bombings on the eve of olympics, they want action too.

    And why do we have to second this crazy jihaad, why cant we educate, setup businesses, export, trade and prosper? Why do we have to be in a constant state of jihaad. What do the Palestinians, Chechens and Kosovan’s care about us, why cant we let them fight their own wars? Ar e we general contractors?

  10. IUnknown (iunknown) on September 22nd, 2008 @ 11:00 am

    @kaami (a.k.a @sceptic, @kabirdas, @balma etc etc) : you are such a sissy person that u dont havent have courage to face the truth and you keep writting with different nicks. Do sissy feels shame? LoL

    No one is agreeing with U here and U are like a "dheet dog", barking and barking . Sounds like Musharraf? LoL. And look who is agreeing with u .. Assface(azface) hahahahaha

    Only way to fix the terrorism is to kill fitnah like u really. That will be the end of every thing. I have read ur hatered comments on KMB and you are always trying to start fight between the ppl here.

    Jihaad ALLAH nay tum jaison kaay ilaj kay liiay nikala hay. InshALLAH , u wuill get die in suicidal blast (ameen ) . If u want to save ur life, wrap ur business and get out of Our beloved land. We dont need U nor ur
    money. Business men are such shameless persons who can sell their mothers for a few bucks. And wat if a business man is an atheist? LoL..

    The report of US marines is really strange,.Did they die out? I have heard that Some armed persons immediately reached there from US embassy. Who has given the rights to them to investigate? Lets Kick USA out and crush them in afghanistan by supporting taliban. China and Iran will support Us I am sure.

    Why USa is interverning in pakistan? who has given him the right to do so? Usama has been dead since 2003. What US wants from pakistan? I think we shud quit our relations with US. It has alreayd been too much.
    But then @kami (filthy) would die due to lack of money as his business would not run properly. Most of PAkistanis wearing 2-piece, live on charity (little income they get from business in US) given from US. And then they say lets kill taliban .. LoL

    BTW, I have rephrased that chain

    Neocons -> Bush administartion ->All sissies

  11. weirdsoul on September 22nd, 2008 @ 8:44 pm

    Hey does anyone know about the fate of Evacuee Trust complex? For how many days/weeks will it be closed for biz? Also what to the future of dozens of IT companies working there and more importantly their employees?

  12. A for [pine]Apple (asmamirza) on September 22nd, 2008 @ 9:11 pm


    A very valid concern.

    Many companies are already shifting their setups … temporarily at the moment like LMKR, etc. Still many have yet to decide of their fate … and higher ups are of cousre working from home.

  13. wkhang on September 23rd, 2008 @ 1:50 am

    So Sad…

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  15. tzaidi on September 24th, 2008 @ 7:25 pm

    @ Planner: how you ascertained that am calling anyone Talibaan supporters. My dear friend, answer my questions:
    1) who are talibans and where their movement was born?
    2) what is the nationality demographic of their movement and which nationality got the highest percentage in their movement?
    3) where is their power base situated.

    Well, in answer of any of the questions mentioned above, you can not name India or USA. So stop ushering every one with same yard stick, this shows your aptitude of knowledge on the subject.

    & my advise to you: don’t hate anyone / anything if you don’t have a reason for it!!

    @Unknown!! – as your name suggest please stay that way and stop cursing people. This wont do any harm to them but will only help in building negative image of yours.

    As far as Talibaans are concerned, I call them bay-deen mullah, since they don’t do a single thing as per Islam , sunnat-e-rasul and shariat. They are power hungry war mongers who have done nothing good for Pakistan.

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