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TA-ATTACK!: Shrine Explodes in Islamabad

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posted on May, 27 2005 @ 02:24 AM
An explosion rocked Islamabad today, when an unknown device detonated at a worship site. The police are investigating and say it's too early to tell what caused the explosion, but at least one eyewitness indicates it may have been a remote control bomb. The dead are still being counted, and there is no final figure yet concerning how many were wounded.
A bomb blast may have killed several people at a shrine in Pakistan's capital Islamabad today, police officials said. At Least 14 may have been killed, Sky News said.

The bomb blast occurred at the shrine of Bari Imam in the east of the city, Mahmood Akhtar, a duty officer at police control in Islamabad said in a telephone interview. ``It is too early to say what caused the blast. It may have been a remote control bomb,'' he said.

Pakistan's GEO television reported, citing witnesses, that the blast at the shrine was caused by a remote control bomb.

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The tension in Pakistan is thick, as the government continues to attempt a balancing act between popular sentiment and international pressure. This event can only serve to make the situation more unsteady.

This is a developing story, very little is being made available at this hour. It appears to be religiously motivated, and comes at a time of heightened tension within Pakistan. It's strange soon as tensions between India and Pakistan simmered down..internal strife in both those countries picked up...

UPDATE: Some news services now claim they think it was a suicide blast, and Shiite muslims were the likely targets, although Sunnis also died apparently.

Fox on the other hand, claims it was 'a homicide attack' which is strange... They claim at least twelve dead at this time, and they also name Shiites as the targets.

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[edit on 27-5-2005 by WyrdeOne]

posted on Jun, 20 2005 @ 02:53 PM
Wow, incredible, and with news of an attack within india recently too

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