Tuesday, July 03, 2007

Taliban-style Mosque Raided in Pakistan

Things are heating up in Islamabad.
ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - A Pakistani paramilitary trooper was shot dead and seven students were wounded during clashes at a mosque run by a Taliban-style movement in Islamabad on Tuesday.

The clashes began when around 150 students attacked a security picket at a government office near the capital's Lal Masjid, or Red Mosque, snatched weapons and took four government officials hostage, according to police.

"I can confirm that one of our troopers has been killed in the firing from inside the mosque," Masha Allah, a senior paramilitary official, told reporters.

A Reuters correspondent saw seven students with gunshot wounds being taken to hospital.
Much more from Bill Roggio.

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