Bombers strike 2 mosques in Pakistan

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A leading anti-Taliban cleric has been killed in a suspected suicide bomb attack at his Islamic religious school in the Pakistani city of Lahore.

The explosion struck the Jaamia Naeemia madrassa around the time of Friday prayers, killing Sarfraz Naeemi, who often spoken out against extremists.

The other blast hit a mosque close to a military depot in the north-western garrison town of Nowshera.

At least three people were reported and several others injured in Nowshera.

The town is close to Peshawar, the capital of North West Frontier Province.

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In Lahore, a spokesman for the Jaamia Naeemia madrassa confirmed that the school's senior cleric, Sarfraz Naeemi was killed by the blast. There were other reports of injuries.

A religious scholar opposed to the Taliban, he was known for his outspoken views against suicide bombings and militancy.

He was one of the few scholars who had openly supported the ongoing military operation in Swat.

Mr Naeemi had labelled the activities of the Taliban "un-Islamic".

In the other attack, which happened almost simultaneously at a mosque in Nowshera, at least three people were killed and several others injured.

The attack in Nowshera took place in a military high security zone, close to a supply depot.

BBC NEWS | South Asia | Bomb kills senior Pakistan cleric
 

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Was waiting for some news regarding Pakistan today. They cant stay off news for 48 hours.
 

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now,they wd get another million dollar aid from america
 

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3 dead in Nowshera blast

3 dead in Nowshera blast - GEO.tv

Updated at: 1512 PST, Friday, June 12, 2009

NOWSHERA: Three people have been killed in a blast in supply depot mosque in Nowshera cantt. According to reports, the blast occurred after juma prayers. The roof of the mosque has been collapsed in the explosion. The injured have been rushed to CMH. Police have cordoned off the area.
 

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Casualties feared in Jamia Naeemia Blast

Casualties feared in Jamia Naeemia Blast - GEO.tv

Updated at: 1451 PST, Friday, June 12, 2009

LAHORE: Several casualties are feared in blast at Jamia Naeemia, Geo News reported Friday.

The blast occurred after the Friday prayers when the people were making their way out of the mosque after offering the Friday prayers.

Jamia Naeemia principal Dr Sarfraz Naeemi was present at his office at the Jamia Naeemia, the eyewitnesses said.

The blast was so powerful that the outer wall of the Jamia Naeemia Masjid collapsed.
 

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Sarfraz Naeemi dies in Lahore blast

Sarfraz Naeemi dies in Lahore blast - GEO.tv

Updated at: 1502 PST, Friday, June 12, 2009

LAHORE: Jamia Naeemia principal Dr Sarfraz Naeemi, who was critically injured in the blast at his Jamia Naeemia, passed away, Geo News said Friday.

Dr Sarfraz Naeemi was present at his office at the Jamia Naeemia at the time of blast, the eyewitnesses said.

He was rushed to the hospital where he succumbed to the injuries.
 

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