Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Pakistan Militant Cleric Killed

A militant Pakistani cleric and about 50 of his supporters have been killed after troops stormed a mosque in Islamabad. Abdul Rashid Ghazi's body was found in the Red Mosque basement. Officials say he had been caught in the crossfire. The army says eight soldiers were also killed in the military operation, and about 50 women and children rescued. Students at the mosque and its attached religious schools have waged a campaign for months pressing for Sharia law.

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