Car bomb kills seventeen in Pakistan
Friday, December 5, 2008
Asif Ali Zardari, the acting President of Pakistan, strongly condemned the attacks. He has also stated that the perpetrators of the attacks will be found and brought to justice, and expressed his condolences to the families of the dead.
He also stated, in response to the attacks, that his country was committed to fighting terrorism.
Mohammed Bilal was one of the people injured in the attack. He commented on his experiences of the blast. "Something struck me in face, and I fell down. There was fire and smoke and the cries of the injured people," he stated.
Local police chief Naveed Khan also commented on the incident. He stated that "it is not possible to prevent this kind of terrorism unless you have extremely credible information." Khan also suggested that chemicals intended to increase the spread of fire were contained in the bomb.
The attack destroyed a hotel, a mosque, and set fire to several shops.
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