Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Pakistan: 30 dead, 60 wounded, another day in Islamic paradise

It is so sad when story after story depicts Muslims as both victim and attacker.

I wouldn't blame you if you skipped this one.

From the BBC January 10 by Aleem Maqbool

Deadly blast hits bus terminal in Khyber, Pakistan

At least 30 people have been killed after a bomb exploded near a bus terminal in a tribal region of north-west Pakistan, officials say.
The blast took place in the town of Jamrud in the Khyber tribal region, an area where militants have previously launched deadly attacks.
Police say the bomb was planted in a vehicle in Jamrud's busy market area and detonated remotely.
More than 60 people were injured, some of them critically, officials say.
"It was a huge blast and caused damage to a number of vehicles at the bus terminal," Khyber tribesman Khan Zaman was quoted as saying by Reuters news agency.
"People were burning," shopkeeper Sharif Gul said, adding that the blast ignited a huge fire.
From a hospital in Peshawar, he told the Associated Press news agency that there was nothing with which to put out the fire.
Jamrud target
The frequency of high-profile bombings has decreased in Pakistan over the past year. This is the bloodiest attack since a suicide bomber killed at least 40 people at a mosque, also in Jamrud, in August.
Jamrud has been the target of several major blasts in recent years.
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