Friday, 2 September 2016

Deadly twin blasts killed least 12, 30 injured in Pakistan

Posted by Anup Baral September 2nd, 2016 :A suicide bomber shot his way through the main gate leading to the district court in the city of Mardan, in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province.

He then threw a hand grenade before detonating his suicide vest among the morning crowds.

Senior police official Faisal Shehzad said the bomber had up to eight kilogrammes of explosives packed into his vest.

Some of the wounded are in a critical condition.

Rescue official Haris Habib said: "So far we recovered 12 bodies of the lawyers, police personnel and civilians.

"Besides this, we rescued 52 injured, including lawyers, police personnel and civilians from the spot."

Also on Friday, a group of militants belonging to stormed a Christian neighbourhood near Warsak Dam, just north of Peshawar.

Police official Shaukat Khan said four militants wearing suicide vests entered the colony and one of them went into a church, but no one was there.

He added the attackers killed one Christian.

The military said the suicide bombers died after soldiers backed by army helicopters exchanged gunfire with the them.

It is not clear if any of the militants had detonated their explosives.

Three security officials and two civilian guards were also wounded in the attacks.

Guide of the month: January 2018

Traveling gives us the opportunity to disconnect from our regular life. You get to forget your problems/issues for a few weeks, it can also help you figure things out that you would not have understood without the distance traveling can give you. We all have crazy schedules, work and a family to take care of, going away alone or with some friends can give you distance and perhaps even make you realize how important these people are for you. Like the saying says: we never know what we have until we lose it.

Another great benefit is the relaxation you get to do. It’s nice to live life to its fullest and enjoy a stress free time with yourself. Going on vacation lets us recharge our “batteries” by disconnecting us from our regular life. When we come back we feel invigorated and we are happy to be back in our day to day routine. It’s a very good stress remover that has a lot more to give than most people are willing to accept.

Traveling increases our knowledge and widens our perspective. To view new customs, different ways of living is fantastic for the mind. It gives us a new perspective about life and especially our life, it can help us change some of our habits or even create new ones. When I travel I usually make it a point to try new food, some cultures don’t have fries in their diet and they are all skinny, others use spices to give taste and not oils or fats. Discovering different values and ways to get by in life is really interesting. You also need to visit exotic new places and discover what this wonderful world has to offer.