Large blast near Danish embassy in Islamabad

A large blast was heard in the Red Zone area of federal capital Islamabad, the blast was heard near the Danish embassy.

The death toll in a huge blast near Danish embassy in F-6 II area in the Red Zone of the federal capital Islamabad on Monday has reached to eight, while seven wounded said to be in a critical condition.

The car blast near the Denmark embassy damaged a boundary wall of the building, while nearby UNDP office premises were also damaged in the blast.

According to sources 10 to 15 kilogram explosives were used in the blast, which also shattered the vehicles parked in the area.

Huge clouds of smoke were seen over the area. The blast created four feet deep crater sources said.

Police have cordoned off the area to collect evidence about the incident.

Relief operations were underway and the wounded being transferred to hospitals.


8 Comments so far

  1. asifbiz on June 2nd, 2008 @ 3:56 pm

    news is comming from all over.

    hope this is not a pattern.

  2. A for [pine]Apple (asmamirza) on June 2nd, 2008 @ 7:06 pm

    … And the security around Zardari house is tightened :\

  3. wkhang on June 2nd, 2008 @ 11:30 pm
  4. kabirdas on June 3rd, 2008 @ 1:52 pm

    Ref: A for [pine]Apple (asmamirza) June 2nd, 2008 7:06 pm

    Zardari does not need security around his house tightened. What he really needs is to secure his position as cochairman of PPP. Mark my words: very soon their will be a rebellion within the party because of his playing games with the issue of restoration of judges for his own personal reasons which is damaging the party’s standing among masses.
    Unless Zardari is removed from the party’s chairmanship the current situation in the country will continue. Remove Zardari and Mush from their present positions and see how the country’s problems get solved without much ado.

  5. A for [pine]Apple (asmamirza) on June 3rd, 2008 @ 8:24 pm

    You mean throw the king away?

    Sorry, the CO-KING.

  6. kabirdas on June 9th, 2008 @ 7:00 pm

    Ref: A for [pine]Apple (asmamirza) June 3rd, 2008 8:24 pm

    Yes, what I mean is get rid of the king maker who is also trying to become a law giver with the sole objective of further protecting his loot which he has been allowed to keep in return for serving the American interests in this region. He is and will always be a liability not only for the PPP but also for the nation.
    And please also remember no matter how much you launder,clean and wash a leopard his spots will never change.

  7. A for [pine]Apple (asmamirza) on June 9th, 2008 @ 8:13 pm

    Very True!

  8. casper on July 2nd, 2008 @ 10:28 am

    any blast in our country by anyone is not good! this shows the outer world how easy it’s to blow something, someone here…..then normally it cause problems for local people who have many other issues such as ,high utility bills, low salaries, no jobs etc. I think many people in our coutry are concern about how to run their households not how to and who is running the government……we need to focus on how can we help ourselves and our country….in last 60 years wht we have achieved?????look at other countries and they have developed much better than us….many examples around….

    I think all these embassies should be moved to diplomatic enclave as soon as possible…..i know this is not easy and not possible to move all of them at once but i suggest government should make phased move plan , first phase to move all those countries offics who are involved in war on terror to diplomatic enclave not for there safety but for the benefit of genral public at large, in this current incident look at the state of houses around embassy , who is going to pay for their losses etc.

    It may also help to reduce the houses rents which are currently sky high in Islmabad,,,ha ha ha ,,,,,

    Other benefits will be less police and FC personnel will be required to guard these offices and their residences….Then police hopefully can look after the public.

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