Laying hold of the Qur’an’s guarantee of Paradise to those who “kill and are killed” for Allah (9:111).
“Pakistan suicide attack kills six,” from AFP, November 30 (thanks to JCB):
PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AFP) – A suicide bomber blew himself up near a Pakistani police station in the northwest of the country on Tuesday, killing six people, including two children, officials said.
The attack occurred in the town of Bannu, which lies close to Pakistan’s lawless tribal belt on the Afghan border, an area which Washington has branded Al-Qaeda’s global headquarters and the most dangerous region on Earth.
“It was a suicide attack. The bomber came on foot and detonated himself near a police van close to a police station,” said Bannu police chief Iftikhar Khan….
The Pakistani Taliban, who frequently bomb government security forces in the northwest, later claimed responsibility for the attack….
Around 4,000 people have been killed in suicide and bomb attacks across Pakistan since government forces raided an extremist mosque in Islamabad in 2007. The attacks have been blamed on Taliban and Al-Qaeda-linked networks.