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Muslims Kill 32 Muslims In Mosque Protest

From those defenders of the faith at Reuters:


Fresh attacks in northwest Pakistan kill 32

By Zeeshan Haider

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) – More than 30 people were killed in northwest Pakistan on Sunday in a surge of militant violence which officials said could be aimed at avenging the commando assault on a radical mosque in the capital last week.

Also on Sunday, pro-Taliban militants in the North Waziristan region on the Afghan border called off a 10-month peace deal with the government after accusing authorities of violating the pact.

About 90 people, most of them paramilitary soldiers and police, have been killed in attacks in the northwest since July 3, when security forces in Islamabad surrounded the Lal Masjid, or Red Mosque, complex following clashes with gunmen…

Early on Sunday, 14 people, 11 of them paramilitary soldiers, were killed in a suicide-bomb ambush on a patrol in the scenic Swat valley in North West Frontier Province (NWFP).

Hours later, a suicide bomber targeted a police recruiting centre in the city of Dera Ismail Khan, in the same province, killing 18 and wounding 60, most of them young men taking a police entrance exam, hospital officials said.

“The attacks in Swat and D.I. Khan could be linked to the Lal Masjid,” Interior Minister Aftab Ahmed Sherpao told Geo TV.

“It’s very difficult to stop suicide attacks.” …

In the Dera Ismail Khan attack, a suicide bomber blew himself up among young men waiting to have their documents checked before the police recruitment exam, witnesses said.

In the Swat valley attack, two suicide bombers rammed cars into a security force convoy as a roadside bomb went off, killing 11 soldiers and three civilians, said military spokesman Major-General Waheed Arshad. About 30 soldiers were wounded.

Twenty-four paramilitary soldiers were killed in a suicide car bomb attack in North Waziristan on Saturday, in the most serious single attack on security forces since November…

It’s clear the only solution is for Pakistan to pull out of Pakistan. 

This article was posted by Steve on Sunday, July 15th, 2007. Comments are currently closed.

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