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Muslim Kills 38 Muslims At Pakistan Funeral

From those allies of terrorism at Reuters:


Pakistani police officers and local residents look at the site of Friday night’s suicide bombing in Mingora, the main town Pakistan’s Swat valley, Saturday, March 1, 2008.

Suicide bomber kills 38 at Pakistan funeral

By Augustine Anthony Sat Mar 1

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) – A suicide bomber killed at least 38 people at a funeral of a policeman in the Swat district of Pakistan, days after the Pakistan army said it had begun to bring the mountainous region under control.

Another suicide bomber rammed his car into a vehicle carrying paramilitary forces in the northwestern tribal region, killing one civilian and wounding 17 others, including nine troops.

Deputy Superintendent Karamat Shah, who was among more than 500 mourners at the Swat funeral, said the bomber attacked on Friday after people had offered prayers for the policeman, one of three killed earlier in the day by a roadside bomb.

“Pall bearers were carrying the coffin for a police salute,” he said. Intelligence officials said at least 38 people were killed and a local doctor said more than 50 were wounded…

The policeman being buried was one of three policemen killed earlier on Friday when their van struck a roadside bomb in another region of North West Frontier Province, where Taliban and al Qaeda fighters are active…

The funeral of one of the policemen was being held in Swat after dusk in accordance with Muslim custom, and Shah said a power cut immediately after the blast added to confusion.

Friday’s second attack occurred some five km (3 miles) west of Khar, the main town in Bajaur, the most northeasterly of Pakistan’s seven semi-autonomous tribal regions and known as a safe haven for al Qaeda-linked militants.

“The bomber hit the mobile paramilitary vehicle, killing a passer-by and wounding 17 others, including nine soldiers of Bajaur Scouts” a security official, Fazal-e-Rabbi said…

It’s weird, but somehow the word “civilian” does not appear anywhere in this article.

Nor does “women” or “children.”

Why is that?

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