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Paki Suicide Bomber Warns Against Spying For US

From those lovers of mayhem at Reuters:


Pakistan suicide bomber leaves warning to U.S. spies

By Augustine Anthony Wed May 16

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) – A suicide bomber who killed 25 people in an attack on a crowded hotel in Pakistan left a grisly warning taped to his leg: “Those who spy for Americans will meet the same fate.”

“The message in Pashto language appeared to be written with a black marker,” Malik Zafar Azam, Law Minister in Pakistan’s volatile North West Frontier Province (NWFP), told Reuters on Wednesday.

Azam said he was the first government official to reach the Marhaba hotel in the centre of Peshawar after Tuesday’s blast — which also wounded 32 people — and saw the severed legs of the bomber himself.

Police said the warning was taped to the man’s leg.

“The suicide bomber was an old man. We are carrying out forensic and related tests,” a senior police investigator said.

The blast left no crater, and aside from the tell-tale way in which the bomber’s body had blown apart, police also found nuts and bolts, sometimes packed into suicide bomb vests to make the explosion more deadly.

The hotel was owned and frequented by Afghans.

Government officials have dampened speculation the suicide attack could have been retaliation against collaborators after U.S.-led forces killed Mullah Dadullah, the Taliban’s top military commander in southern Afghanistan, on Saturday…

Of course blowing yourself and others up is the equivalent of writing a stiff letter to The Times over there.

But did he mean that those who “spy for the US” will end up blowing themselves up along with 25 of their fellow devotees?

This article was posted by Steve on Wednesday, May 16th, 2007. Comments are currently closed.

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