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Muslim Bomber Murders 50 At Paki Mosque

From those defenders of the faith at the Agence France-Pressee:

Suicide bomb in Pakistan mosque kills at least 50

by Saad Khan

JAMRUD, Pakistan (AFP) – A suicide bomber blew himself up during Friday prayers at a packed Pakistani mosque, leaving more than 50 dead and scores wounded in one of the bloodiest recent attacks in the nation.

Blood-soaked caps, shoes and shirts lay around the flattened mosque, where dazed survivors looked on as rescue workers plucked bodies out of the rubble, splashed with pools of blood…

The bomb on the weekly Muslim day of rest went off in Jamrud, a town in the restive northwest Khyber tribal region that is located on a key road used to ferry supplies to Western troops across the border in Afghanistan.

"More than 50 people were killed and over 100 others were wounded in the attack. Twenty five of the wounded are in a critical condition," Fida Mohammad Bangash, a senior administration official in Khyber, told AFP at the scene.

Only two minarets were left intact at the mosque, which is frequented by tribal police and paramilitary officers fighting against the Taliban and other Islamist militants in Khyber.

"The whole of the mosque collapsed and only two pillars remain. People were crying," said Waheed Khan, a tribal policeman who was on guard duty across the road at the time.

"I haven’t seen such devastation in my life," he told AFP.

"At the same time that the imam said ‘Alluh Akhbar (God is greater), the suicide bomber exploded. It was a huge explosion. Even the vehicles standing outside the mosque were damaged."

Tariq Hayat, the top official in the semi-autonomous tribal district, had earlier put the death toll at 48 but warned that many others could be still be trapped under the rubble after the roof of the mosque caved in.

"More than 70 people were wounded. There may be many more dead," he said…

So even surrendering to the Taliban in this same region has brought no peace.

What a surprise.

The bomb on the weekly Muslim day of rest…

Well, it’s a little more sinister than that.

As usual the bomber waited until Friday, the Islamic Sabbath, when the mosque would have its biggest attendance.

He must have been an especially pious Muslim.

This article was posted by Steve on Friday, March 27th, 2009. Comments are currently closed.

6 Responses to “Muslim Bomber Murders 50 At Paki Mosque”

  1. Liberals Demise says:

    Yup……Allah calling his children home.
    One vest wearer at a time!!

    BTW…..where are the long lines to switch faiths?

  2. Right of the People says:

    Islam, the religion of pieces.

  3. canary says:

    The bomb on the weekly Muslim day of rest. Remind you of TET? Ever since 9/11 Holidays in the USA always make me nervous, even Halloween. Then we learn how the muslims even hate Valentines Day?

    • Liberals Demise says:

      Are you afraid of a Heart Shaped Box of C-4 chocolates?

    • canary says:

      no. I picture them just walking out of their homes one day and surprising us.

    • Liberals Demise says:

      No surprise if Oblomy releases the Gitmo terror group on the streets of Anywhere, USA with welfare, medical and a job in his administration. Maybe a job in DoD.


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