“Against them make ready your strength to the utmost of your power, including steeds of war, to strike terror into (the hearts of) the enemies, of God and your enemies…” — Qur’an 8:60
Enemies? But the Pakistanis are our valiant allies in the fight against al-Qaeda!
“Peshawar suicide bomber kills two in attack on US vehicle,” from the BBC, September 3 (thanks to David):
A suicide bomber killed himself and two others when he drove a car bomb into a US consular vehicle in the Pakistani city of Peshawar, say police.
US officials said no-one from the US consulate was killed, but that two US and two Pakistani staff were injured.
Earlier the Pakistani provincial information minister said two Americans were dead.
At least 19 people were injured when the bomber rammed the explosives-laden car into the four-wheel-drive vehicle….
Earlier, provincial information minister Mian Iftikhar Hussain told AFP news agency that two Americans had been killed in the attack, which was an attempt to “to terrorise the foreigners”….
But in a statement released by the US embassy in Islamabad, state department spokesman Victoria Nuland said no consulate staff had been killed, but the US was “seeking further information about other victims of this heinous act”.
“We can confirm that a vehicle belonging to the US consulate in Peshawar was hit in an apparent terrorist attack,” she said in the statement.
She said the two American and two Pakistani injured staff members were receiving treatment.
“We stand ready to work with Pakistani authorities on a full investigation so that the perpetrators can be brought to justice,” she added….
Yeah, that’s gonna happen.