Red Mosque crisis

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Pakistan Suicide Blast Kills 11 at Mosque Memorial

Victims mostly police officers on anniversary of violence

(Newser) - A suicide bombing near Pakistan’s Red Mosque killed at least 11 and wounded more than 22, most of them police officers, the New York Times reports. Thousands were nearby yesterday to observe the anniversary of a showdown between militants and security forces which killed more than 100 people last... More »

Twin Suicide Bombings Kill 36 in Pakistan

Attacks bring death toll to 270 this month in volatile country

(Newser) - Two separate suicide car bombs killed 36 people in Pakistan today—one struck a convoy of Chinese workers in the south, and the other hit a police academy in the north. These new attacks bring the month's death toll from conflicts with Islamic militants to 270, furthering doubts about President... More »

Suicide Bomber Slays 13 in Islamabad

Carnage continues in wake of Red Mosque violence

(Newser) - Thirteen people died and at least 40 were wounded in an apparent suicide bombing today in Islamabad. The attack, which occurred just before Pakistan's suspended chief justice was scheduled to speak at an outdoor rally, was the latest incident in a wave of violence that has followed last week's military... More »

Rebels end truce in Pakistan

Action tied to bloody end of mosque crisis

(Newser) - Pakistani militants tied to the Taliban announced today they were ending a two-year truce with the government, as violence mounted in northern Pakistan, the BBC reports. Officials believe the new crisis is tied to the storming of the Red Mosque in Islamabad earlier in the week, which left 102 dead,... More »

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