Video emerges of Marriott bombing + Rescuers search Pakistan blast site

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Video of the explosive-laden lorry that was used in the bombing at the Islamabad Marriott hotel has emerged.

The Pakistan government says the blast was caused by a six-wheeler dumper lorry filled with high quality explosives mixed with an accelerant to fan the flames.

The video shows the vehicle arriving at the hotel gates but does not show the final detonation.


Rescuers search Pakistan blast site
Sept 21, 2008

Rescue workers are searching through the smouldering remains of the Marriott hotel in Islamabad after a lorry-bomb attack killed at least 53 people and left more than 200 injured.

Recovery teams pulled out at least four more bodies on Sunday and feared that more would be found in the wreckage of the hotel.

The interior ministry said that two Americans were among those killed. Ivo Zdarek, the Czech ambassador, was also killed in the attack.

He called his embassy moments after Saturday night’s bombing from inside the hotel asking to be rescued, but officials confirmed later on Sunday that he had died in the blast.


Al Jazeera English – CENTRAL/S. ASIA – Rescuers search Pakistan blast site.


Dozens killed in Pakistan hotel blast + Pakistan shaken by deadly blast