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Blast at Pakistan religious school kills at least 7, injures more than 80

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By Jibran Ahmad

A bomb blast at a religious seminary in the Pakistani city of Peshawar on Tuesday killed at least seven people and injured more than 80, police and hospital officials said.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the bomb in the northwestern city, near the border with Afghanistan, which has long been plagued by Islamist violence.

"Unknown people planted explosives in a plastic bag," said a police officer who declined to be identified as he is not authorised to speak to media.

Peshawar police chief Mohammad Ali Gandapur told Reuters the bomb contained up to 6 kg of explosives.

Though militant violence in the city, and in Pakistan in general, has fallen over recent years, there has been an increase in attacks on the security forces this year in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, of which Peshawar is capital.

Some of the attacks have been claimed by the Pakistani Taliban.

Tariq Burki, director the city's Lady Reading Hospital, said earlier that four of the seven dead were children but later said four children were wounded and all the dead were adults.

Five of the 83 wounded were in critical condition, he said.

The madrassa is largely for adult students and many were studying when the blast happened, said city resident Abdul Rahim, whose said his 27-year old cousin was among the wounded.

"He told us they were attending a class when the blast took place," Rahim said.

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Ahalla akakaba way to go children what does he care.

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Did somebody draw a cartoon or something?

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Madverts

Did somebody draw a cartoon or something?

No, a good guess is that this madarassa was Shiite, Ahmediyya, or a similar offshoot considered heretic by the jihadi.

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Because blowing people up is what god wants us to do.

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a good guess is that this madarassa was Shiite, Ahmediyya, or a similar offshoot 

Or Sunni, like that Malala girl they needed to shoot ? That does not seem to matter. The target of terrorism is not so much the persons they kill than all the survivors that they intend to shock and make live in fear.

Meanwhile Imran Khan had advice to give to Macron. I don't say we know what to do in France, but we probably shouldn't take ideas from Pakistan on matters of terrorism, peace or education.

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Because blowing people up is what god wants us to do.

He’s a very violent character in the Abrahamic religions.

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JimizoToday  08:09 pm JST

Because blowing people up is what god wants us to do.

He’s a very violent character in the Abrahamic religions.

Islam needs rewrite the book of fables to get rid of some of the blood letting and pedo stuff in there just like the other Abrahamic religions have done over the years.

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Meanwhile Imran Khan had advice to give to Macron. I don't say we know what to do in France, but we probably shouldn't take ideas from Pakistan on matters of terrorism, peace or education.

Agreed Kahn is a scum sucking terror apologist excuse for a leader. But let's be fair, Macron is wisely (politically at least) pandering for the right-wing vote...

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Islam needs rewrite the book of fables to get rid of some of the blood letting and pedo stuff in there just like the other Abrahamic religions have done over the years.

Have you ever read the Old Testament? It is about as blood soaked a book as ever written where the Jewish god commands the Jews to kill their enemies to the last man, woman and child. Prominent Jews have multiple wives and concubines and many dozen children fathered in and out of wedlock. Kings send men off to die in battle so they can have their newly widowed wife as their own wife. It is a truly sordid document.

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Have you ever read the Old Testament? It is about as blood soaked a book as ever written where the Jewish god commands the Jews to kill their enemies to the last man, woman and child. Prominent Jews have multiple wives and concubines and many dozen children fathered in and out of wedlock. Kings send men off to die in battle so they can have their newly widowed wife as their own wife. It is a truly sordid document.

Testify! God did what was necessary for THAT time.

Today, we don't need to be killing each other. Too bad only 75% if Muslims think that non-violence is the path and that the text is literal. Some Christians believe in the literal WORD as well, unfortunately.

Or just allow religions to be lifestyle choices made by individuals. If it helps you and doesn't harm anyone else, great. If you think it is a waste of time, great. Every person needs to find their own way to happiness, non-violently.

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Have you ever read the Old Testament?

Have you read my post?

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Madverts

Islam needs rewrite the book of fables to get rid of some of the blood letting and pedo stuff in there just like the other Abrahamic religions have done over the years.

Christianity had a age of enlightenment where Old Testamentarial literalism was dealt with. I don't know how Judaism dealt with the problem, but since we do not see Jewish jihadis blowing up and beheading people, I assume they found a way. There really is only one Abrahamic religion that has this issue.

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Oh agreed

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