At least 40 people murdered in a suicide bomb attack at an anti-terrorist tribal meeting in northwestern Pakistan.
PESHAWAR, Pakistan – A suicide bomber blew himself up Sunday at a large meeting called by tribal elders pushing for peace in northwestern Pakistan, killing at least 40 people and injuring more than 100, witnesses and officials said.
It was the third suicide bombing in as many days in the volatile northwest, where security forces were battling pro-Taliban Islamic militants.
Thousands of people were at the meeting in Darra Adam Khel in North West Frontier Province about 25 miles south of the provincial capital, Peshawar. The five tribes involved wanted to finalize a resolution calling for punishing anyone who sheltered or helped militants, including those of al-Qaida and the Taliban, Interior Ministry spokesman Javed Iqbal Cheema said on state-run Pakistan Television.
Alam Khan, a tribesman who attended, said a young man walked up to a group of elders and blew himself up.
People who want to get on with their lives, and move beyond these monsters, and bravely doing something about them. We here in America complain about the slightest garbage. In Iraq, Pakistan, Afghanistan, they have these evil thugs trying to brutalize them, and they fight back.
God Bless them.