And shots were fired at U.S. consulate staff in Peshawar. Pakistan Jihad Update: “Blast at Pakistan rally, shots fired at U.S. vehicle,” from Reuters, August 26 :
PESHAWAR, Pakistan (Reuters) – A blast hit a rally promoting autonomy for Pakistan’s gas-rich Baluchistan province on Tuesday, wounding more than 20 people, while in the city of Peshawar shots were fired at U.S. consulate staff.
Violent incidents have been increasing in nuclear-armed Pakistan in recent weeks, while its ruling politicians have been distracted by infighting. […]
Allies and analysts fear the squabbling could keep the government from dealing effectively with economic problems and violent Islamist militants, especially in northwestern areas on the Afghan border where militants have sanctuaries.
In the northwestern city of Peshawar, near the border, gunmen fired four shots at a U.S. consulate vehicle carrying three staff members on Tuesday but there were no injuries, police said.
Peshawar is the capital of Pakistan’s violence-plagued North West Frontier Province, and the United States has a heavily guarded consulate there.
“Gunmen in a landcruiser opened fire at the car but no one was hurt,” said city police official Raziq Khan….