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13 Dead in Red Mosque Blast

Islamist students occupy Islamabad mosque -- again

(Newser) - Thirteen people were killed today by a bomb that rocked a hotel near the Pakistan's Red Mosque after Islamist students occupied the shrine—again—demanding the release of the mosque's pro-Taliban cleric. Workers had just finished repainting the mosque, in the wake of the bloody siege that ended in more... More »

Hundreds at Pakistani Mosque Surrender

Troops seal off area around radical outpost

(Newser) - About 700 students have agreed to leave Islamabad's Red Mosque under pressure from Pakistani police surrounding the compound, the BBC reports. Several thousand people, including students as young as 10, remain inside the radical mosque after a clash between security forces and dissidents yesterday killed 10 and wounded 140. More »

Pakistan Mosque Battle Kills 9

Islamic students clash with security forces in shootout; 140 wounded

(Newser) - A heavy gun battle between Pakistan's government and armed students at a radical mosque has left nine dead, the BBC reports. The melee lasted throughout the day as soldiers traded fire with militant students at Islamabad's controversial Lal Masjid, or Red Mosque. Among the dead were three female students, a... More »

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