May 4, 2012
Tags: al qaeda, Pakistan, Taliban, terrorism
Rev 6:3-4 NCV When the Lamb opened the second seal, I heard the second living creature say, "Come!" Then another horse came out, a red one. Its rider was given power to take away peace (prosperity, rest) from the earth and to make people kill each other (butcher, slaughter, to maim violently, in streets), and he was given a big sword (assassins sword, terrorist, loud, mighty, sore afraid).
“Hardly a day goes by when our senses are not bludgeoned by some new outbreak of terrorism in the Middle East. Despite our best efforts at making and keeping the peace, political, economic, and religious tensions often lead to unrest, violence, and riots.”
-Jim Bakker in “Prosperity and the Coming Apocalypse”
A teenage suicide bomber struck at a government check post killed 19 people including two government officials. Hospital officials reported the attack resulted in 57 wounded.
The Taliban said the two officials had been targeted in retaliation for the death of an Al Qaeda commander in 2011.
Ihsanullah Ihsan, spokesman for the Taliban, released a statement that the Taliban “will continue to attack government-sponsored militias and security forces.”
The attack came amid reports of instability of the Taliban leadership in the region. Long time leader Faqir Muhammad, believed by Taliban senior leadership to be seeking peace talks with the Pakistani government, has been replaced by another commander who is believed to have initiated Friday’s attack.