A suicide bomber rammed a car filled with explosives into a U.S. government vehicle in northwestern Pakistan on Monday, killing two Pakistanis and wounding 19 others, including two Americans, officials said.
The attack in the city of Peshawar was a vivid reminder of the danger U.S. officials face while working in Pakistan, especially in the country’s northwest where Taliban and Al Qaeda militants are strongest. Insurgents have carried out scores of bombings in Peshawar in recent years, but attacks against American targets have been relatively rare because of the extensive security measures taken by the U.S. government.
The bomber struck the vehicle after it left the U.S. Consulate in Peshawar and while it was traveling through an area of the city that hosts various international organizations, including the United Nations, said police officer Pervez Khan, who was part of the security escort for the vehicle as it moved.
The attack killed two Pakistanis and wounded 19 other people, said senior police officer Javed Khan.
It is painfully clear that we are fighting an enemy that has no care for human life, especially the lives of their own countrymen. It does not matter what country they are in, they are the same people with the same disregard for the sanctity of human life. What is sad is that pretty much all religions of the world preach the value and importance of human life as it is a gift. So I am not sure how these people can perform such horrendous tasks in the name of any religion.