Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Islamic militants kill dozens in 3 countries

A day after President Musharraf stepped down from his post after threats of impeachment, a bomb has ripped through a hospital killing at least 25 people [BBC]. According to reports the attack was perpetrated by a suicide bomber as Shia Muslims as they gathered following the killing of a Shia leader.

In neighbouring Afghanistan the violence continues daily but the last day has brought a larger than usual death toll for France after ten of its troops died after clashes near Kabul [BBC]. It brings the French losses to 22 in the war torn country.

Halfway round the world in Algeria at least 43 died in an attack believed to have been carried out by a suicide bomber [BBC]. At least 38 others were injured in the blast which targeted a paramilitary police training centre in Issers, 60 km east of the capital Algiers.

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