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Muslims Murder 37 More Muslims In Pakistan

From their comrades in arms at Reuters:

A Pakistani police officer examines the wreckage of vehicle used by a suicide bomber at a police academy in Hangu, 70 kilometers (45 miles) southwest of Peshawar, Pakistan, Thursday, July 19, 2007.

Two suicide attacks kill 37 in Pakistan

By Zeeshan Haider

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) – Two suicide bomb attacks killed at least 37 people in Pakistan on Thursday, as a militant backlash intensified following the army’s storming of radical mosque in Islamabad earlier this month.

A wave of bomb attacks since a siege and assault on the Lal Masjid or Red Mosque complex, a militant stronghold in the capital, has swept across Pakistan, killing more than 160.

At least 30 people were killed on Thursday when a car bomber apparently targeting a vehicle carrying Chinese workers involved in mining activities rammed into a police van escorting them in the southern town of Hub.

The Chinese workers escaped unhurt but all seven policemen in the van and 23 bystanders were killed. Twenty-eight people were wounded.

Another seven people, including policemen, were killed in a car bomb attack in the far northwestern city of Hangu early on Thursday.

The attack in Hub, which lies at the border of Baluchistan and Sindh provinces, was the biggest — and the first in southern Pakistan — during the recent wave of violence.

“I saw flames all around me after a big bang. It appeared as if cars were flying in the air,” Mohammad Raheem, a 17-year-old laborer, who was injured in the blast, told Reuters in a hospital in Karachi.

“There were cries and screams all around. After that I don’t know what happened. I just fainted.” …

“We believe it is part of the recent attacks carried out by Islamist militants,” Tariq Masood Khosa, police chief of Baluchistan, told Reuters…

Monotonous, isn’t it?

But gosh they are angry about the loss of life at the Red Mosque.

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