Actually, oddly enough, it appears to have been the work of Shi’ite jihadists. “Bomb kills eight at Pakistani madrassa,” from AFP, June 6 (thanks to Maxwell):
A bomb attack killed at least eight people and wounded more than 20 others outside a Pakistani madrassa in the troubled southwestern city of Quetta on Thursday, police said.
The bomb was detonated outside the gates of the Sunni Muslim seminary as a degree ceremony for students was being held inside, police told reporters.
It was the deadliest attack in the city since a car bomb killed 15 people last December.
There was no immediate claim of responsibility, but the city suffers from Islamist attacks, sectarian violence between the majority Sunni and minority Shiite Muslim sects and a separatist insurgency.
Doctor Mohammad Haider at the state-run Civil Hospital said three boys and five men were killed. He said the children were aged seven, nine and 14.
Police official Hamid Shakeel confirmed the death toll and said that more than 20 people were wounded. “It was a remote-controlled bomb,” he told AFP….
Pakistan sits on the frontline of the US-led war on Al-Qaeda and since July 2007 has been gripped by a local Taliban-led insurgency, concentrated largely in the northwest.
In the last five years, attacks blamed on Islamist bombers have killed more than 5,000 people according to an AFP tally….
On Thursday, US Defense Secretary Leon Panetta warned Pakistan that the United States was running out of patience over Islamabad’s refusal to do more to eliminate safe havens for insurgents who attack US troops fighting a 10-year war against the Taliban in Afghanistan.
Running out of patience? Really? Only ten years of dissembling and betrayal from Pakistan, and Washington is already running out of patience?