Posts tagged ‘killed’

July 1, 2011

The Plot Thickens: Video Shows That Parking Attendants May Have Killed High School Grad In Self Defense

My how the tables have turned.

What the father should have done, what anybody should do when they suspect somebody has stolen from them, is call 911. The responding cops would almost certainly have done what they could to solve the mystery of the missing graduation present, whatever the father’s past with the law.

Instead, the father hit one attendant with the shovel, injuring his arm. Both attendants ran to the shed and locked the door.

At this point, the son responded as if the father were a quarterback calling a play. The son is said to have forced his way through the hut’s door with the same speed and power that might have taken him to the NFL.

The son may have been following his father’s example or he may have imagined he was defending Dad. Police say he began to pummel the attendants.

One of them stabbed the son with a shiv fashioned from sharpened steel and duct tape. The son died in his graduation suit.

After viewing the video and questioning all involved, police seemed ready to believe the attendants acted in self defense. The father was charged with assault.

Moral of the story, don’t be a hero, don’t be a gangsta, call the police and let them do their job.


June 30, 2011

Missing persons killed by al Qaeda, SC told

A three-member bench headed by Justice Javed Iqbal was hearing the missing persons’ case in Islamabad.

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court was informed on Wednesday that two missing persons, Masood Janjua and Faisal Faraz, had in fact been killed by al Qaeda six years ago.

Additional Attorney General for Pakistan Karim Khan Agha told a three-member bench headed by Justice Javed Iqbal that the data gathered from laptops in possession of Masood Janjua and Faisal Faraz indicated the two men had links with al Qaeda. He said Janjua and Faraz had been killed some six years back and such was highlighted by the media as well.

Amna Masood Janjua, wife of Masood Janjua, and the chairperson of Defence of Human Rights, claimed that her husband and Faisal Faraz were alive and were in the custody of sensitive agencies.

She demanded that their graves of those which the defence claimed to be of Janjua and Faraz should be exhumed and DNA tests be carried out to determine their true identity.

Justice Javed Iqbal directed her to provide evidence to support her claim in his chamber.

The bench took up issue of chronic missing persons cases and expressed their dissatisfaction over delayed action against Frontier Constabulary personnel who had been identified by six of the missing persons’ families, for taking away their loved ones.

Asma Jehangir, president Supreme Court Bar Association and Counsel, apprised the bench that despite recommendations of Commission on Missing Persons, so far no action had been taken against the FC personnel.

The bench also directed the police to present a report on the case of MNA Fazal Rab Pirzada who had gone missing few years back at the next hearing.

The next hearing has been adjourned till next Wednesday.

June 30, 2011

Taliban attack Kabul hotel, 10 killed

The Inter-Continental hotel in seen in the dark as tracer bullets are shot during an attack in Kabul on June 29, 2011. Witnesses reported hearing two explosions and said that several gunmen had got into the high-security hotel late in the evening. Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid claimed the militant Islamist group was behind the attack which he said was targeting foreign guests in the hotel. PHOTO: AFP


A hotel popular with Westerners in the Afghan capital has come under attack by gunmen and suicide bombers.

Kabul’s police chief told the BBC that security forces were exchanging fire with up to six assailants who had got inside the Intercontinental Hotel.  A security official said three suicide bombers had blown themselves up at the hotel’s front gate, on the second floor, and at the back of the hotel. At least 10 people are reported to have been killed.

The Intercontinental is one of Kabul’s best-known most heavily guarded hotels. It is situated on a hill on the western outskirts of the city.

Guests told the BBC’s Bilal Sarwary in Kabul that the scene was one of chaos and panic, and that they had been told not to open their doors.

One guest told the Associated Press that the attack began when many people were having dinner in the hotel’s restaurant, and that he had jumped out of a first-floor window to escape the gunmen.

“I was running with my family,” said the man, named as Jawid. “There was shooting. The restaurant was full with guests.”

Afghan officials told the BBC that a group of Afghan governors had been meeting at the hotel at the time of the attack.

The head of Kabul crime unit said fighting was still going on as police cleared the hotel after an attack claimed by the Taliban. “The clearing of the Intercontinental is still going on. It’s not over yet,” Mohammad Zahir told Reuters.Taliban spokesman Zabiullah Mujahid said the group was behind the attack in telephone calls to two news agencies.

Published in The Express Tribune, June 29th, 2011.