The belief-system underlying this is straightforward: the murderer was claiming the guarantee of Paradise to those who “kill and are killed” for Allah (Qur’an 9:111). But to examine that as an ideological motivating factor would be “Islamophobic.”
“Suicide bomber kills 2 in northwestern Pakistan,” by Riaz Khan for the Associated Press, March 12 (thanks to Kenneth):
PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) “” A suicide bomber blew himself up near a police van in northwestern Pakistan on Tuesday, killing at least two people, police said.
Local police official Zaheer Khan said 10 people were also wounded in the attack in the district of Bannu in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province bordering Afghanistan. Initial reports suggested the attacker was on foot and targeted a police van near a police station, Khan said.
Khan said rescuers transported the dead and wounded to a nearby hospital, where some of the injured were listed in critical condition.
No one immediately claimed responsibility for the attack but suspicion fell on Pakistani Taliban who often target police and security forces deployed there. The district of Bannu is located just outside the North Waziristan tribal region where several Pakistani, Afghan and al-Qaida-linked militant groups are based….