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India-Pakistan
Bomb kills at least 20 in Pakistani city
2013-02-16
A bomb killed at least 20 people in a Shi'ite Muslim area of the Pakistani city of Quetta on Saturday, Feb 16, in what a police official said was part of an escalation of sectarian attacks by hardline Sunni extremists, Reuters reported.

Officials said most of the dead were from Pakistan's Shi'ite minority, which has been demanding protection from the government after attacks by militant groups led by Lashkar-e-Jhangvi (LeJ).

"The explosion was caused by an improvised explosive device fitted to a motorcycle," said Wazir Khan Nasir, deputy inspector general of police in Quetta. He said 50 people were wounded."This is a continuation of terrorism against Shi'ites."

More than 400 Shi'ite were killed in Pakistan last year, many by hitmen or bombs, and the perpetrators are almost never caught.

Last month, LeJ claimed responsibility for a bombing in Quetta that killed nearly 100 people, one of Pakistan's worst sectarian attacks.
Posted by:tipper

#9  :-)
Posted by: lotp   2013-02-16 22:22  

#8  *snork*

I love youse guyz. ;-p
Posted by: Barbara   2013-02-16 20:02  

#7  I'll bring the lemon poppyseed cake and the Russian walnut cookies, TW.

Clearly my best damask tablecloth is called for. :-)

Poor Satan. He won't be prepared for a proper tea, I suspect.
Posted by: trailing wife   2013-02-16 19:36  

#6  I'll bring the lemon poppyseed cake and the Russian walnut cookies, TW.
Posted by: lotp   2013-02-16 16:33  

#5  (Yeah, yeah - I'm so going to Hell. ;-p )

I'll have a pot of tea and something to nibble ready when you join me, dear Barbara.
Posted by: trailing wife   2013-02-16 15:02  

#4   ♪ ♫
Oh, the protestants hate the catholics,
And the catholics hate the protestants,
And the hindus hate the moslems,
And everybody hates the jews!

But during national brotherhood week, national brotherhood week,
It's national everyone-smile-at-one-another-hood week.
Be nice to people who
Are inferior to you.
It's only for a week, so have no fear.
Be grateful that it doesn't last all year!
♫ ♪

(National Brotherhood Week by Tom Lehrer)

(Yeah, yeah - I'm so going to Hell. ;-p )
Posted by: Barbara   2013-02-16 14:18  

#3  Simply put, the Shias hate the Sunnis and vice versa

Update for Tom Lehrer:
The Shias hate the Sunnis,
and everyone hates the Ahmaddis
Posted by: trailing wife   2013-02-16 14:06  

#2  Aren't WE supposed to be the reason they kill people?

Speaking generically, Moslems hate Jews, infidels and Crusaders. Jews and Crusaders are obvious and specific categories, but infidels also includes Moslems of the wrong flavor. Simply put, the Shias hate the Sunnis and vice versa. And if that's not reason enough to commit mass murder, then I don't know what.
Posted by: SteveS   2013-02-16 13:30  

#1  What IS the point of all this.

Moslem killing Moslem?

Aren't WE supposed to be the reason they kill people?
Posted by: Bill Clinton   2013-02-16 12:23  

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