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JI7 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 07:28 AM
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Pakistan bomb kills 12 children who thought it was a toy
Source: ny daily news

Twelve children who mistook a homemade bomb for a toy were killed in Pakistan on Saturday when the device exploded as they played with it, officials said.

"Seven of the children belonged to the same family. Five of them are girls," police official Said Zaman said.

Zaman said the homemade bomb looked like a soccer ball. He said the children were between 5 and 13 years old.

"The children started playing with the bomb and all of a sudden it exploded," Zaman said. Three other children were critically injured.

Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/us_world/2009/04/26/2009-04-26_toy_bomb_kills_12_kids_in_pak.html
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ohio2007 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 08:03 AM
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1. The children had found the bomb outside a girls' primary school ..
Bomb kills 12 children, Taliban withdraw in NW Pakistan


PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AFP) A bomb killed 12 children on Saturday in a restive part of northwest Pakistan which the government has put under Islamic law as part of a shaky peace deal with the Taliban, police said.

Officials had earlier said at least four children died in the blast which came after a warning this week by the United States that Islamist advances in northwest Pakistan pose "an existential threat" to the country.

"The children had found the bomb outside a girls' primary school in Luqman Banda village of Lower Dir town," a local police official said.


.....
Pakistan has come under Western and domestic pressure to rescind the deal and the government in North West Frontier Province (NWFP) accused the Taliban of violating the agreement by advancing on another Malakand district -- Buner.

Scores of fighters had moved into Buner, which lies just 100 kilometres (62 miles) from the capital Islamabad, and were reported to be occupying mosques and manning checkpoints.
However, on Saturday, a spokesman for the group said they had pulled back in a bid to shore up the peace deal, although local Taliban remained in the area.

Neither did the Taliban show any sign of disarming.

"We will not exhibit arms as part of the deal. But our government should stop its policy of appeasing the US," Muslim Khan, the main Taliban spokesman in the area warned.


.....

Extremist attacks linked to Taliban and Al-Qaeda-associated militants have killed more than 1,800 people across Pakistan since July 2007.

"I think whenever there is slightest chance of coming back, they (the Taliban) will again try and challenge the state," warned analyst A.H.Nayyar.

http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=show_mesg&forum=102&topic_id=3843245&mesg_id=3849110


like the Kool-Aid ?
http://www.news.com.au/story/0,27574,25388687-401,00.html
have another glass
http://www.dawn.com/wps/wcm/connect/dawn-content-library/dawn/news/pakistan/nwfp/11-thousands-rally-for-peace-in-buner--04

http://www.news.com.au/common/imagedata/0,,6596326,00.jpg
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ohio2007 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 08:42 AM
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2. Pakistan blast hits family of 10
Six family members have been killed after a hand-grenade exploded in a pick-up truck in Pakistan's northwest border region with Afghanistan.

Both parents and four of their children were killed and four other siblings were wounded in the blast near the village of Asar Madakhel, about 45kms west of Miranshah, the main town of the restive North Waziristan tribal district late on Saturday.

The grenade exploded in a pick-up truck transporting passengers from the village of Lawara Mandi to Miranshah, but it was not known whether the parents had been carrying the grenade or if it had been planted, officials said.

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http://english.aljazeera.net/news/asia/2009/04/20094267518250384.html


An earlier attack on Saturday saw 12 children die
after a bomb was planted in a football
-REUTERS




http://english.aljazeera.net/news/asia/2009/04/20094267518250384.html

unrelated ?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qmVlqdLJZ2E&feature=related

or just ISI propaganda setting the stage for a showdown against the monster ?


:tinfoilhat:
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tomm2thumbs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 09:17 AM
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3. is this the Taliban scaring people away from 'play' with soccer ball? next 'guitars' to stop music?

or toys - etc
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FreakinDJ Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 09:22 AM
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4. All too often Al Quiada to targets children
who wants to negotiate with these people
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ohio2007 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 10:19 AM
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5. Taliban shave men for listening to music ( the other side of the AQ coin)
Taliban welcome AQ #2's to live the lifestyle of new Swat
TALIBAN militants in northwest Buner district shaved the heads and moustaches of four Pakistani men as punishment for listening to music, one of the men said.

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"I was with three other friends in my car, listening to music when armed Taliban stopped us and, after smashing cassettes and the cassette player, they shaved half our heads and moustaches,'' he said."The Taliban also beat us and asked us not to listen to music ever again,'' said the terrified man.

Local police said they had no information about the incident. The victim said neither he nor his friends lodged a complaint with police, as this would have been "useless.'' "It might have annoyed the Taliban further and I fear for my life,'' the man said.


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"We will take action against women who go out shopping in the markets and any shopkeeper seen dealing with women shoppers will be dealt with severely,'' read the poster from the Swat branch of Tehreek-e-Taliban.

"The peace agreement does not mean that obscenity should be re-born,'' it added.

Hardline Islamists in the extremist Taliban consider it "obscene'' for women to leave their homes, and ban females from venturing out in public without an immediate male relative -- namely a father, brother, son or husband.

http://www.news.com.au/story/0,27574,25388687-401,00.html


Oh well, Taliban cut a deal that says;
It's our way or the highway...to hell.
Who saw that comming as the price of freedom and peace

who wants to negotiate with these people
Who?
Maybe there is one willing to make a deal with them


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Guilty for listening to music no doubt



Donald Trump and Bobby Lashley shave Vince McMahon bald.
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Faygo Kid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 10:33 AM
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6. Damn, this world is screwed up.
What the hell. I hardly know what to say anymore, reading this kind of thing.

Unimaginable.
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Haole Girl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 10:51 AM
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7. That is so messed up, on so many levels
Now those children in Pakistan can't even play with a soccer ball without worrying if they'll get their limbs blown off? I think terrorism has reached yet another new low.

:-(
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applegrove Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 09:03 PM
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8. What a monster the maker of the bomb is. What other reason than killing children would
a soccer ball bomb have?
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TheMadMonk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 11:31 PM
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9. Strange nobody has made the girl's school connection.
The Taliban do not believe in educating females.

The question is: Did the Taliban actually do this, or was it done to get a bit of anti-Taliban sentiment happenning?

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