Friday, April 27, 2012

Pakistan: Suicide bomber on jihad mission blows up prematurely

He was just a pious follower of Allah preparing for the traditional Friday blood-and-guts Muslim festivities.

Anyway, it's a feel-good story of the day.
QUETTA: A potential suicide bomber was killed when a detonator he was carrying along with a suicide vest prematurely went off on Kirani Road near Hazara Town, pre-dominantly Shia Muslims’ neighbourhood in Quetta, on Thursday night.

The police officials in plain clothes deputed near Hazara Town tried to stop a suspect and opened fire at him when he tried to run away, Superintendent Police (SP) Brewery Malik Arshid said.

The detonator prematurely went off, killing the man on the spot; however, his suicide vest could not explode, he added. The explosion rocked the area.

Sources said that the alleged suicide bomber wanted to target the people of Hazara community and the police successfully foiled the attempt.

Some Shiite mosque needs to give some extra thanks to Allah today.