At Least 95 Killed in Pakistan Suicide BombingPosted: January 2, 2010
Over 100 Wounded as Car Bomber Hits Volleyball Match in Bannu Village
At least 95 people were killed today and over 100 wounded when a suicide car bomber struck a crowd of spectators at a volleyball match in the Shah Hassan Khan village in Bannu District, Northwest Frontier Province.
The carload of explosives did massive damage to the village, including 20 homes in the immediate vicinity. The village was less than 20 miles from South Waziristan Agency, the site of Pakistan’s largest ongoing military operation.
The village elders had recently organized a tribal militia aimed at expelling the Tehreek-e Taliban Pakistan (TTP) from the village, after Pakistan’s South Waziristan offensive led to growing numbers of the militants taking refuge in the town.