Saturday, September 20, 2008

Deadly Suicide Attack at Marriott Hotel

At least 43 people are confirmed dead and 250 injured in one of Pakistan's deadliest suicide attacks yet. Many of those wounded are in critical condition in the capital after a large blast at the Marriott Hotel.

Bombers ensured a large loss of life by detonating explosives during the evening iftar meal. As it is currently the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, many Pakistanis are fasting during daylight hours. Each evening at sundown they gather together to break the fast. Five star hotels and elite clubs are booked solid during this month for iftar functions, and you can assume that places like the Marriott Hotel are busy at sundown.

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