Thursday, March 06, 2008

Happy To Go Back To "Stone Age" - No Need to Bomb

The Taliban have destroyed cell phone towers this week. Then I read this, too:

Aid Groups in Pakistan Pack Up After Execution-Style Attack

February 28, 2008 9:26 AM

Gretchen Peters and Habibullah Khan Report:

About half of the aid groups operating in Mansehra district of northwest Pakistan have pulled out or shut down after gunmen staged a brazen and highly sophisticated attack that killed four local employees of a British aid group, according to aid workers and Pakistani officials.

No one has claimed responsibility for Monday's incident, said Mazhar Ul Haq Kakakhel, the police chief for Mansehra district. Pro-Taliban militants have been increasingly active in Pakistan's Northwest Frontier Province where the execution-style killings took place.

A dozen attackers wearing fatigues and carrying automatic rifles stormed the offices of Plan International and opened fire on its employees. Then they tossed a bomb into the compound and set the place ablaze. Survivors of the attack said two of the assailants appeared to be older and to be commanding the operation.

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