September 20, 2008

HOLIDAYS IN HELL:

Massive Bomb Attack Kills Dozens in Pakistan's Capital: Explosion Rips Through Marriott Hotel in Islamabad; at Least 40 Dead (Pamela Constable, 9/20/08, Washington Post)

Television footage of the Islamabad Marriott Hotel, located just blocks from many major government buildings, showed flames leaping from almost every window in the five-story hotel and bloodied survivors staggering from the lobby.

There were unconfirmed reports that more than 1,000 people had been inside the hotel at the time of the attack, and police said the death toll was expected to rise. Ambulances and other vehicles ferried dozens of injured survivors away from the scene.

Islamabad has been the site of several other bombings in recent months, including a suicide attack at the Danish Embassy and a planted explosion at a garden Italian restaurant frequented by foreign visitors.


Sorry to be callous, but who in their right mind visits Pakistan?

Posted by Orrin Judd at September 20, 2008 12:30 PM
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