Pak: 8 die in blast at Quetta religious school

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  1. rock127

    rock127 Maulana Rockullah Senior Member

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    Pak: Eight die in blast at Quetta religious school

    A bomb was detonated outside the school as a degree ceremony for students was being held inside, a senior policeman has told reporters.According to local media, the bomb was strapped to a bicycle left by the school gates.

    At least 20 others have been injured, hospital sources say.Local police say hundreds of students were gathered inside the Jamia Islamia Maftah-ul-Uloom madrassa in the Sariab area of the city when the bomb went off.A doctor at the hospital told news agency AFP that three boys, aged seven, nine and 14 were among the dead. Five men were killed. A police official told the agency that the device had been detonated by remote control.

    There has been no claim of responsibility.Afghan and Western officials have in the past said the Taliban have used Quetta, the capital of Balochistan province, as a major hideout.Ethnic Baloch FREEDOM FIGHTERS demanding more autonomy and a greater share of natural resources are also active there. The so-called Quetta Shura leadership of the Taliban, alleged by the US to direct much of the insurgent activity in Afghanistan, is said to be based in the city.

    But Pakistani authorities have denied the existence of such a Taliban council in Quetta - or that the Taliban have a major presence in Balochistan.
  3. Blackwater

    Blackwater Veteran Member Veteran Member

    Jan 9, 2012
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    Akhand Bharat
    yeah ganga ulti kaise bah gayi
  4. latsar

    latsar Regular Member

    Apr 6, 2012
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    umm they are bomging themselves to stoneage.
  5. Galaxy

    Galaxy Elite Member Elite Member

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    14 killed, nearly 40 wounded in Pakistan blast

    Islamabad, June 7 (IANS) At least 14 people, including two children, were killed and around 40 injured Thursday in a bomb blast outside an Islamic seminary in Pakistan's Quetta city, police said.

    The blast at the Jamia Islamia Miftahul Uloom in Satellite Town area took place around 3 p.m. when a large number of people gathered for the annual degree and prize distribution ceremony, Deputy Inspector General Qazi Abdul Wahid was quoted as saying by Geo News.

    Wahid said an unidentified militant had hidden explosive materials inside flower garlands brought for the ceremony.

    The militant, however, failed to enter the seminary building because of tight security measures and parked his explosives-laden bicycle outside the main gate.
    The children who died in the blast were aged between six and eight years.

    Another senior police officer, Mir Zubair told Xinhua the blast was triggered by a timed device. At least six kg of explosives were used.

    Local media said the seminary belonged to Sunni Muslims and the attack could be a result of sectarian confrontation between Sunnis and Shias.

    No one claimed responsibility for the attack.

    14 killed, nearly 40 wounded in Pakistan blast

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