Probably the perpetrators were misunderstanding the verse of the Qur’an that promises Paradise to those who “kill and are killed” for Allah (9:111) as meaning that Paradise was promised to those who “kill and are killed” for Allah. It is unclear how they got such a crazy idea.
“50 die in twin Taliban suicide attacks in Pakistan: official,” from Trend, December 6 (thanks to Twostellas):
Two suicide bombers Monday targeted a meeting of pro-government tribal elders in a Pakistani tribal region and killed at least 50 people, officials said.
Pakistani Taliban, the Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), claimed the responsibility for the attacks, sources told Xinhua.
The bombers, riding motorcycles, struck the government office at Ghalanai, the headquarters of Mohmand tribal agency, regional official Shams-ul-Islam said.
Shams-ul-Islam said that over 100 people were present in the office of Assistant Political Agent, Roshan Khan, when the bombers detonated their bombs.
Information Minister of northwest Khyber Pakhtoonkhwa province Mian Iftikhar Hussain told reporters in Peshawar that 50 people were killed and 120 others were injured….