Moral Equivalence Alert: this kind of thing happens in the Vatican every day. “Pakistan faction clash ‘kills 25,'” from the BBC, with thanks to JE:
At least 25 people have been killed in Pakistan’s North West Frontier Province (NWFP) in clashes between supporters of rival Muslim clerics, officials say.
The factions fought pitched gun battles with automatic weapons in the town of Bara town in Khyber agency, tribal areas spokesman Shah Zaman Khan said.
Fighting began late on Monday after a house was demolished and continued until early Tuesday, Mr Khan said….
Hundreds of supporters of Mufti Munir Shakir attacked the stronghold of a rival Afghan preacher, Pir Saifur Rehman, on Monday killing at least 16 people, officials say….
Both clerics have been operating illegal FM stations to broadcast their religious beliefs and label the rival group heretics.
The two groups have also accused each one another of taking women and children hostage.