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Roadside bomb kills seven in Pakistan

Saturday, Nov 24, 2012 - 00:38

Nov. 24 - A roadside bomb kills at least seven people near a Shi'ite procession in Pakistan. Rough cut (no reporter narration).

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(ROUGH CUT ONLY - NO REPORTER NARRATION) PLEASE NOTE: EDIT CONTAINS CONVERTED 4:3 MATERIAL STORY: A roadside bomb killed at least seven people near a Shi'ite procession in Pakistan on Saturday (November 24), police said, while security forces are on high alert over fears of large-scale sectarian attacks on the minority sect across the country. Pakistan, a nuclear-armed U.S. ally, is suspending phone coverage in many cities this weekend, an important one in the Shi'ite Muslim calendar, after a series of bomb attacks on Shi'ites triggered by mobile phones. Hardline Sunnis have threatened more attacks as the Shi'ite mourning month of Muharram comes to a climax. More than a dozen people have already been killed this week observing Muharram. Saturday's attack occurred in the city of Dera Ismail Khan in Pakistan's northwest, a stronghold of al-Qaeda-linked Sunni militant groups who regard Shi'ites as non-Muslims and have stepped up sectarian attacks in a bid to destabilize Pakistan. Four children were among those killed by a 8-10 kg bomb set off by a television remote control device because cellphones were not operational, police said. Pakistani television stations showed footage of children in hospital beds, who were among 17 wounded.

Roadside bomb kills seven in Pakistan

Saturday, Nov 24, 2012 - 00:38

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