“Indeed, Allah has purchased from the believers their lives and their properties [in exchange] for that they will have Paradise. They fight in the cause of Allah, so they kill and are killed….” Qur’an 9:111
“Suicide bomb at funeral kills 29 mourners in Quetta, Pakistan,” by Mujeeb Ahmed for NBC News, August 8 (thanks to David):
QUETTA, Pakistan – A suicide bomber exploded a 26-pound bomb at a funeral in western Pakistan Thursday, killing at least 29 mourners and wounding 62 others, including women and children.
Fayaz Sumbal, the deputy inspector general of police operations for the city of Quetta, near the Afghanistan border, was among the dead.
A Reuters reporter described the aftermath as a scene of chaos, with weeping policemen wandering among body parts, looking for colleagues.
The bomber was aged between 25 and 30 and hid the explosives in his jacket, according to local bomb disposal officials who said the attacker’s head was found on a nearby roof.
Most of the victims had gathered at the graveyard for the funeral of a city police officer.
Fifteen of the wounded were in critical condition, local officials said.
The attack came on that same day that a bomb planted in a graveyard in Afghanistan killed 14 women and children, many of them picnicking at the graveside of a family member during the Muslim Eid al-Fitr holiday, officials said….