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Posted on 07/06/2008 8:03:04 AM PDT by nuconvert
Ten police dead in Pakistan blast
July 6, 2008
At least 10 policemen have been killed in an apparent suicide bomb attack in the Pakistani capital, Islamabad, officials have said.
The attack came on the first anniversary of a deadly siege at the city's Red Mosque, in which more than 100 people were killed during fighting.
The mosque was stormed by Pakistani troops to evict militants who had taken sanctuary within its complex.
Police had been deployed at a rally being held near the mosque on Sunday.
"The blast happened 15 minutes after the meeting dispersed. A heavy contingent of police was at a main crossing several hundred metres from the mosque and they were targeted in the attack," a senior security official told the AFP news agency.
The chickens are coming home to roost.
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