A suicide bomb blast in Rawalpindi Cantonment kills 30 queued up outside a National Bank branch on the city’s main thoroughfare. At least 30 are reported dead. The coverage in the footage below suggests that approximately seven dead were uniformed soldiers.
BBC has reported that Monday, November 2 was the first work day of the month when the pensioners would visit the banks. This particular bank branch in the Cantonment serviced military personnel.
The above map points the location, which is close to a well-known hotel, Shalimar, and also is in the vicinity of important army installations.
As the army moves ahead with the operation in South Waziristan, the militants religious groups continue to pound Pakistani cities killing civilians.
Despite the carnage left by the militants, there is apparently no significant drop in the support of Taliban-styled militants amongst the conservative Pakistanis living abroad. Instead of holding the militants responsible for the mayhem, the religious-minded Muslims in the West continue to hold every one except the militants for the death and destruction in Pakistan.
A women mourns the death of her family members in Rawalpindi after the blast.
There is a need to put the victims and the defenders of the militants face to face with the victims so that they could see the horrors unleashed at the innocent victims of this proxy war in Pakistan.