FOR ANYONE WITH A SHRED OF COMMON SENCE,YOU WOULD NOT HAVE TO EVEN BE TOLD THAT THIS CARNAGE HAS CIA/BLACKWATER/CHENEY’S ASSASSINATION TEAM/NATO INTELLIGENCE/MOSSAD/RAW WRITTEN ALL OVER IT.THE PAKISTANI PEOPLE SHOULD RISE UP AND FORCE THEIR MILITARY TO EVICT ALL FOREIGN AGENCIES AND DECLARE U.S./NATO MILITARY PERSONNEL “PERSONNA NON GRATA” AND MUST LEAVE WITHIN 24HOURS OR ANY AND ALL CITIZENS WILL BE ALLOWED TO KILLED PERSONNEL NOT SERVING IN AN EMBASSIDOR CAPACITY.
IF THESE STEPS ARE NOT TAKEN(AND SOON I MIGHT ADD),THE U.S./NATO WILL BREAK-UP PAKISTAN,STEAL ITS NUCLEAR WEAPONS,MAKE IT SUBSERVIENT TO INDIA’S WISHES AND USE IT AS A BASE FOR WAR ON ALL MUSLIM NATIONS AND AS A GEOPOLITICAL SPRING BOARD FOR ATTACKS ON CHINA AND RUSSIA WHILE ALSO SERVING AS THE BASE FOR GEOPOLITICAL /HYDROCARBON WORLD DOMINATION.
By Saeed Shah in Rawalpindi
Published: 6:38PM GMT 04 Dec 2009
Five serving officers, including a major general, a brigadier, two lieutenant colonels and a major, died in the assault by suicide bombers and gunmen on a mosque near the army’s headquarters in Rawalpindi.
A retired major and three serving ordinary soldiers were also among the dead as well as 17 children, including 11 sons of officers.
Witnesses said at least four attackers struck around 1.20pm, local time, hurling grenades and opening fire on worshippers, before two of the assailants blew themselves up inside the mosque.
The attacks caused structural damage to the building and left it stained with blood and body parts.
Security forces killed the two remaining assailants, who had opened fire indiscriminately, the military said.
Ameer Sheikh, a retired army officer who worships daily at the mosque and got to the scene immediately, said that the attackers carried out executions.
“They got hold of their hair and shot them,” he said. “I saw people who used to be in the front row with me, lying there dead.
“I met a lot of army officers who had rushed there, desperately looking for their sons.”
Mr Sheikh’s son, Nasir Ali Sheikh, who was in the mosque at the time of the attack, managed to slip out and hide in some bushes. He said that the terrorists had also struck the women’s section of the mosque.
“It was very terrible inside,” said Nasir Ali Sheikh. “There were two people wearing belts with grenades and bullets… for fifteen to twenty minutes, we were helpless and hopeless.”
The main Pakistani extremist group, Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), which is closely tied to al-Qaeda, claimed responsibility for the attack.
In October, gunmen stormed the military headquarters in Rawalpindi, less than three miles from the mosque, in a 20-hour siege that left 14 people inside the complex and nine militants dead.
Officials admitted that the mosque attackers had evaded a security cordon, with reports saying that they wore ammunition vests and used ladders to climb into the mosque through its windows.
“The area is a high security zone,” said Maj Gen Athar Abbas, the chief military spokesman. “It is yet to be established where the breach took place.”
Earlier this week, a bomber on foot tried to enter a naval complex in Islamabad but was stopped at the gates, where he blew himself up, killing two guards on duty.
Militants have launched a string of bloody attacks in Pakistan since the military began a campaign in South Waziristan to tackle extremists. More than 400 people have died since October.
“These are just the last acts of this organisation), desperate acts,” said Maj Gen Abbas. “I think we’ll have to absorb a few more of these attacks.””Click here for reuse options!