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Suicide Bombers Are For Rent In Pakistan

From Pakistan’s Dawn:

Five held for Bhakkar suicide attack: Monetary dispute involved

By Our Staff Reporter

LAHORE, Dec 23: The Crimes Investigation Department on Tuesday claimed to have arrested five people involved in a suicide attack on PML-N MNA Rashid Akbar Niwani in Bhakkar on Aug 6.

At least 26 people were killed and several injured in the attack, including the MNA. The arrested accused Waqas Hussain and his accomplices Dr Nazar Hussain, Arif Khan, Muhammad Amjad and Saeed Amjad Abbas hired a suicide bomber and explosives expert from Wana to kill his former friend with whom he had a monetary dispute.

According to a handout, Waqas Hussain and Ejaz Hussain, both residents of Bhakkar district, were fast friends. Waqas started business of vehicles after borrowing Rs2.1 million from Ejaz, but could not establish the business and suffered losses. He handed over seven vehicles to Ejaz at different times to return the borrowed money, but Ejaz demanded another Rs5.4 million.

A dispute developed and both got registered cases against each other.

Ejaz finally took the dispute to Niwani and asked him to settle it. Niwani called both parties at his outhouse in the presence of local notables, listened to them and announced another sitting for Aug 6.

Waqas and his father Nazar Hussain went to their relative Arif Khan in Dera Ismail Khan and informed him about the situation. They decided to kill Ejaz in a suicide attack and Arif asked them to arrange money for the purpose.

Waqas, Nazar and Arif went to Tank where they met Jaan Muhammad Wazeer, a resident of Wana, and agreed to pay him Rs1.2 million for the purpose. A day before the suicide attack on Aug 6, Jaan handed over the suicide bomber and an explosives expert to Arif. The bomber and explosives expert were later handed over to Waqas at Adda Dajal in Bhakkar district.

On the day of incident, Waqas got confirmed through dispenser Amjad Abbas Shah about Ejaz’s presence at Niwani’s house and took the suicide bomber there. The bomber blew himself up near Ejaz, killing him and 25 others.

Dawn has subsequently published another more succinct article about all of this:

Suicide bombers available

December 24, 2008
Wednesday
Zilhaj 25, 1429

LAHORE, Dec 23: A suicide bomber can also be bought to settle personal scores, says the police investigation into the Bhakkar blast which left over two dozen people dead in August.

According to Crimes Investigation wing of the police, Waqas Hussain and his four accomplices had hired a suicide bomber and explosives expert from Wana to kill a former friend of his with whom he had a monetary dispute.

Interestingly, both Dawn articles get the date of the Bhakkar attack wrong. It actually occurred on October 6, 2008 and not on August 6th.

It also seems like it could have had political overtones as well.

By the way, 1,200,000 Pakistan Rupees = 1,266 US dollars.

Life is very cheap in the Muslim world.

This article was posted by Steve on Wednesday, December 24th, 2008. Comments are currently closed.

8 Responses to “Suicide Bombers Are For Rent In Pakistan”

  1. Liberals Demise says:

    If your pissed at someone over a money dispute, you can hire a “vest wearer” to settle things? Hey….I’m gettin’ a idea here!!

  2. JohnMG says:

    Here’s an ideal circumstance to recommend sub-prime loans. If only we could move them off-shore!

  3. Steve says:

    Wouldn’t it be great if they offered gift certificates?

    They’d make great stocking stuffers.

    • JohnMG says:

      The title of this thread, Suicide Bombers For Rent In Pakistan, makes me chuckle.
      What do you do with them after they are returned?

  4. Gladius et Scutum says:

    Fifth paragraph of first story:
    “Niwani called both parties at his outhouse in the presence of local notables, listened to them and announced another sitting for Aug. 6.”

    Uhm, there may be cultural difference here that we will not be able (or willing) to overcome.

  5. 12 Gauge Rage says:

    Are there organizations that represent these suicide bombers? And do they send out surveys to their paying clients after the deed is done, asking them how was their service and was it to your satisfaction?

  6. Chinnubie says:

    Well BHO better get on this because if they come here they will most definitely need a Union to make sure they are being properly paid and represented. We wouldn’t want any suicide bombers out there acting of their own accord would we??


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