Monday, July 30, 2007

Seven Killed In Militant Violence In Pakistan

SLAMABAD (Reuters) - Seven people died in Islamic militant attacks on Monday and a mosque and shrine have been occupied in northwestern Pakistan, officials said, as the country struggles to cope with increasing violence.

Pakistan has been hit by a string of attacks and suicide bombings, especially in its tribal areas near the Afghan border, following a military assault on the Lal Masjid, or Red Mosque, complex in the capital Islamabad early this month.

More than 100 people were killed in that assault and an anti-government backlash has followed.

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Govt Planning To Shut Down All Afghan Refugee Camps: Rind -- Daily Times
Militants Seize Shrine In Pakistan -- Yahoo News

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