“Allah hath purchased of the believers their persons and their goods; for theirs (in return) is the garden (of Paradise): they fight in His cause, and slay and are slain…” — Qur’an 9:111
“Bomb blast in NW Pakistan kills 14,” from Reuters, January 30:
PESHAWAR, Pakistan (Reuters) – A suspected suicide car-bomber set off his explosives near a security check-post in the northwestern Pakistani region of Bajaur on Saturday killing 14 people, police said.
Pakistani security forces have in recent days stepped up operations against militants in Bajaur, an ethnic Pashtun militant stronghold on the Afghan border, as part of efforts to defeat Pakistan Taliban militants fighting the state.
“It looks like a suicide attack,” said Fazl-e-Rabi, a police official in the region, adding at least seven of the dead were passersby.
“I suspect the number of dead might go up as many of the wounded are in critical condition,” he told Reuters….