21
Sep
08

9-20: CCTV Footage of Attack Released

The CCTV footage of the attack on the Marriott was shown during Rehman Malik’s press conference. The camera focusing on the entry gates shows a car arriving at the barriers, which is searched and allowed to enter. Then a truck comes in from the right and rams the closed barrier but fails to break through, also suffers a tire-burst, security guards initially run out of the way, but then approach the truck at which point there is an explosion in the driving cabin and the front screen blows out, as the fire rapidly takes hold of the truck, the security guards show tremendous courage and sense of responsibility by trying every means to extinguish the fire but it’s beyond their control.

The truck was full of tnt, plastic explosives and aluminum, which was first time used in this attack and hence became the cause of raging fires that engulfed the entire hotel.

Watch the video acquired via The Pakistani Politics on YouTube below

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6 Responses to “9-20: CCTV Footage of Attack Released”


  1. 1 Warhead
    September 22, 2008 at 9:52 am

    I could feel a chill down my spine while watching this. The carnage could have been far worse had the attacker not failed to get through the secondary barrier

  2. 2 skull buster
    September 22, 2008 at 9:54 am

    hmmm….not what one would expect, a truck ramming the hotel and blowing up. rather the truck stood at the entrance fo quite some time. i think the bomber failed to detonate the bomb and due to some failure the truck started to burn, when the fire reached the bomb it must have exploded. i am also very surprise to see that they had no fire extinguishing equipment at the security booth. it took alot of precious time for the security guards to get that one fire extinguisher. if they had proper basic equipment and the fire could have been extinguished, this tragedy might have been avoided.

  3. 3 Kermit
    September 22, 2008 at 9:56 am

    It’s my educated guess that they all knew that it was a truck full of explosives and just like the FIA building attacks it was on fire.

    The fact that they approached it and tried to put it out shows extraordinary courage…

  4. 4 mai
    June 29, 2010 at 12:48 pm

    That people tend to see others before yourself.


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