Dear John E. Carey
Peace and Freedom
Today I have been writing this letter to your goodself with heavy heart as today for the first time a woman has carried out a suicide attack in Peshawar, the capital of North West Frontier Province.
Though only the woman was killed in the blast, but the impact of the incident will be horrible. Now the terrorists have succeeded in persuading the women to join their ranks.
Now stopping women from carrying out suicide attacks will be an uphill task for the security agencies of Pakistan.
I do not know who are these terrorists, but one thing is certain that officials within the government have been providing support to the terrorists.
I think President Musharraf can still control the terrorism if he starts sincere efforts. He must purge his team from terrorists as this is necessary for winning the war on terrorism.
Situation in our areas is relatively normal, but there is still incident of violence. According to a report, the miscreants at Bajaur Agency have abducted six security men, while Grand Jirga is being held at Parachanar.
ISPR said that the miscreants have kidnapped six staff of the Levies Force from Loyasum check-post at Bajaur Agency. Sources told that the miscreants have blown off the check-post by explosive materials. Two sons of the pro-government tribal sardar and Agency councilor, Mian Zahir Shah were also included among the abducted troops. On the other hand, Grand Jirga under the aegis of civil administration is being held at Parachinar.
ISPR said that the Security Forces have arrested four suspected iscreants in the district Shangla, which included Maulana Fazlullah’s nominated so-called Governor for Khawazkhela area. Jihadi literature has also been confiscated during the operation. Security Forces have wiped out the hideouts of the miscreants up to Chamtali area and they were now consolidating their control.
Security Forces have also set up a free medical camp at Alpuri, the Headquarter of Shangla, where over 350 local people have thus far been provided treatment facilities. ISPR said that the Mingora town and its southern areas were allowed curfew relaxation from 7.00 A. M. in the morning to 6.00 P. M. in the evening besides northern areas of Mingora town have also been given curfew break from 12.00 noon to 5.00 P. M. in the evening.
Report said a burka clad female suicide bomber blew herself up at a checkpost in northwest Pakistan Tuesday, in the country’s first such attack involving a woman, police said. There were no other casualties in the blast in the northwestern Pakistani city of Peshawar, which is near the tribal belt bordering Afghanistan where troops are battling Islamic militants, they said.
It happened in a high-security zone where intelligence services buildings and also a Christian convent school are located, provincial police chief Mohammad Sharif said.
“This is the first suicide attack carried out by a woman in Pakistan. She was the single casualty,” Sharif said. Other officials also confirmed that the bomber was female. “The suicide bomber was a woman,” senior police official Kadir Khan said. “She came to the army checkpost, she was stopped but she blew herself up. No soldiers were injured in the blast.”
Military personnel and police cordoned off the area, a witness at the scene said. Shreds of a blue burka, a foot and pieces of flesh were lying on the road.
A security official at the scene said that the woman was thought to be an Afghan refugee aged about 40.
“She blew herself up. Nobody was injured or died,” the official said. Police earlier said the bombing was outside St Mary’s convent school, one of Peshawar’s top schools, and that it had killed one person.
There was no immediate claim of responsibility.
Dear Sir, today I want to inform you that Peace and Freedom can play a leading role in giving a crushing defeat to terrorists in the tribal areas. Now millions of tribesmen are ready to present sacrifices for purging the areas of terrorists and other anti-social elements. Just extend your help to the people of tribal areas.
Thank you very much, as always;
Khar, Bajaur Agency,
Tribal Areas Pakistan