Al Qaeda may be behind Bomb of Marriott in Pakistan
The New York Times reported that a bomb that killed 53 people at a Marriott Hotel located in Pakistan may be the work of Al Qaeda.
Pakistani and U.S. officials think that the terrorist group bombed the hotel in an attempt to disrupt the country, democracy, and the already suffering economy in Pakistan.
Over 260 others were wounded in the blast, including foreigners and Americans.
A truck, which was said to be carrying 1320 lbs. of explosives, tried to get past security and blew up, causing a 24 foot deep crater.
Yahoo News reported that the truck was burning at the hotel gate for 3 1/2 minutes as guards tried to put out the fire.
Not only was the hotel damaged, but so were nearby cars as well.
Security tried to move many people to the back of the hotel before the truck exploded, so many people were able to flee the hotel before the explosion.
President Asif Ali Zardari said the bombing was a cowardly act, and left for the United States on Sunday.
The United States said it will assist the country with their investigation.