Saturday, 20 September 2008
Breaking: Hotel Bombing In Islamabad

SkyNews (thanks to Alan): A huge explosion that ripped through part of a hotel popular with foreigners has reportedly killed at least 20 people in the Pakistan capital Islamabad.

A senior police official said it appears to have been a suicide bomb attack.

"The explosion happened as a car reached the barricade outside the hotel," he said.

Flames have engulfed the front of the hotel and as many as 200 people are reportedly still trapped inside.

Witnesses reported that ceilings in the hotel lobby and dining area had collapsed.

Dozens of cars parked on the street outside have also been destroyed....

Posted on 09/20/2008 10:27 AM by Rebecca Bynum
20 Sep 2008

"Al-Qaeda's progression on Pakistan's demise; schizophrenic Pakistan and the coming vacuum that invites al-Qaeda" (by Steve Schippert):