Suicide Bomber Kills 10 Recruits in Pakistan

Protesters continue to clash with police over detained judges
By Lucas Laursen,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 17, 2007 8:49 AM CST
Chief of a Pakistan's largest Islamic party Jamat-e-Islami Qazi Hussain Ahmed, center, arrive at the city court to address the members of Islamabad Bar Association, Monday, Dec. 17, 2007 in Islamabad,...   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – A suicide bomber killed 10 army recruits today near a Pakistani military school in the first major attack since Pervez Musharraf lifted emergency rule Saturday, saying that the government had “broken the back” of insurgents in the northwest. The school in Kohat was attacked regularly until Musharraf declared martial law on Nov. 3, citing widespread violence and an unruly judiciary.

More than 400 people have been killed in suicide attacks in Pakistan over the last few months, reports Reuters, mostly in the mountainous northwest, which borders Afghanistan and is a haven for militant groups. Meanwhile protesters clashed with police again today as they continued to call for the release of judges deposed by Musharraf and held under house arrest.