Pakistan bomb: Fourteen killed in Qadri ‘revenge’ attack

Mar 7, 2016

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By BBC

At least 14 people have been killed in a Pakistan bombing which militants say was in revenge for the execution of a policeman turned assassin.

The suicide attack, at the entrance to a court in the north-western town of Shabqadar, wounded nearly 30 others, police told local media.

Militants said it was to avenge the hanging last week of Mumtaz Qadri, who was seen by many as a religious hero.

Qadri killed the governor of Punjab in 2011 for opposing blasphemy laws.

Shabqadar is located on the border of the tribal district of Mohmand, which remains volatile years after the military said it had been cleared of militants.

“The court and judges were our target as their practices are un-Islamic,” a spokesperson for Jamaat-ul-Ahrar, a splinter group of Tehrik-e Taliban Pakistan (TTP), told Pakistan’s Express Tribune.


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4 comments on “Pakistan bomb: Fourteen killed in Qadri ‘revenge’ attack

  • @OP – “The court and judges were our target as their practices are un-Islamic,” a spokesperson for Jamaat-ul-Ahrar, a splinter group of Tehrik-e Taliban Pakistan (TTP), told Pakistan’s Express Tribune.

    Those judges enforcing laws!!!!
    OOOOoo! and if the bombs kill a few kids as well, they must have upset Allah (Peace be upon the murderous old god-delusion)!



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  • Too angry for a coherent reply. Of course “our” side has bigger fire power and did the same thing to some 120 odd so-called ISIS supporters with a missile, was it yesterday ? I’m losing the body count. “Collateral damage” as Donald Rumsfeld, or was it Colin Powell, put it. No judge, no jury, just execution. What a bloody savage world. Disguised as religion, this is at heart a political struggle for power.



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  • @Alan4Discussion

    ‘ and if the bombs kill a few kids as well, they must have upset Allah (Peace be upon the murderous old god-delusion)!’

    So rarely have anything I disagree with you on Alan 😉 , but I have a minor quibble here. I think it might be even worse than you say, I believe they think that those children who are guilty of doing wrong by Allah will be punished as you suggest, but even worse those children that are innocent will go straight into the loving and just arms of Allah thanking the bombers for ascending them to bliss before their time. So there is no time when those who think like this need to show any empathy to other humans, they need but service their own narcissism believing themselves to be the very tools of their god. Tools indeed.

    Cheers



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    NearlyNakedApe says:

    @mr-darcy #2

    Disguised as religion, this is at heart a political struggle for power.

    I do agree that it is a political struggle for power but I disagree that it is disguised as a religion. It is a struggle to bring about a theocratic form of government and therefore holds religious dogma as its core directing principle. In Islamic doctrine and Sharia law, there is no such thing as separation of State and Mosque.

    These people are bona-fide religious fundamentalists and any attempt to mitigate this fact is a grave miscalculation on our part. It is usually the result of attempting to see their world through the lens of our own rational secular values.



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