Red Mosque Reopens- Red Mosque Students Protest- Red Mosque Blast Kills 13

The blast came after hundreds of madrassa students blocked a government-appointed cleric from leading prayers at its planned reopening –AP.

Police believe they have found the remains of the bomber after they found a severed head at the blast site.

Pakistanis carrying an injured man after a suicide blast. A suicide bomber blew himself up among a group of Pakistani policemen during clashes at Islamabad’s Red Mosque, killing at least 13 people, most of them police.(AFP/Aamir Qureshi)

In less than 24 hours after reopening the Red Mosque in Islamabad, a suicide bomber blew himself up killing at least 13 people most of them police:

ISLAMABAD (AFP) – A suicide bomber blew himself up among a group of Pakistani policemen during clashes at Islamabad’s Red Mosque, killing at least 13 people, most of them police, officials said.

The blast came after hundreds of radical students briefly occupied the mosque in the heart of the capital after its official reopening, which followed an army operation there earlier this month in which more than 100 people died.

Policemen’s caps and shoes lay alongside body parts at the scene of the blast in one of the leafy city’s busiest bazaars, where police were resting after firing tear gas at stone-throwing protesters, an AFP correspondent said.


Pakistani policemen helping an injured colleague after a suicide blast. (AFP/Aamir Qureshi)


Pakistanis at the suicide blast site. A suicide bomber blew himself up among a group of Pakistani policemen during clashes at Islamabad’s Red Mosque, killing at least 13 people, most of them police.(AFP/Aamir Qureshi)

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