Tags: Pakistan | terror | US | consulate

Terrorists Strike U.S. Consulate in Pakistan

Monday, 05 Apr 2010 09:15 AM

ISLAMABAD- A terrorist attack near the U.S. Consulate in Peshawar, Pakistan killed two consulate security guards and at least four others Monday, authorities said.

The two consulate employees who died were Pakistani, the U.S. Embassy in Islamabad said, and "a number of others were seriously wounded."

At least six people were killed in all, a government official said.

All U.S. citizens were accounted for, and some had minor injuries, State department spokesman P.J. Crowley said.

The coordinated attack involved a vehicle suicide bomb and attackers who tried to enter the consulate by using grenades and weapons fire, the U.S. Embassy said in a statement.

The blasts in the capital of the North West Frontier Province came hours after a suicide attack killed at least 30 people and wounded 50 others in another part of the province.

The Pakistani Taliban claimed responsibility for both attacks. In a phone call to CNN, Azam Tariq, spokesman for Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan, said the group was behind the attacks in Peshawar and Dir.

The U.S. Embassy, in its statement, said the two attacks reflect "the terrorists' desperation as they are rejected by people throughout Pakistan."

To read full CNN story — Go Here Now.

© Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

   
1Like our page
2Share
GlobalTalk
ISLAMABAD- A terrorist attack near the U.S. Consulate in Peshawar, Pakistan killed two consulate security guards and at least four others Monday, authorities said.
Pakistan,terror,US,consulate
197
2010-15-05
Monday, 05 Apr 2010 09:15 AM
Newsmax Inc.
 
 

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

NEWSMAX.COM
© Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved