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2003-10-06 India-Pakistan
Azam Tariq bumped off!
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Posted by Steve 2003-10-06 9:23:14 AM|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [1439 views since 2007-05-07]  Top

#1 Details: Gunmen opened fire on a car belonging to a Sunni Muslim extremist politician in Islamabad on Monday, killing at least five people, police and government officials said. The car belonged to Maulana Azam Tariq, the head of the violent pro-Taliban Sipah-e-Sahaba group and a member of parliament, a high-ranking Interior Ministry official said. Tariq was not in the car at the time and it was not clear what relationship, if any, he had with the victims, the official said. No one immediately claimed responsibility. The gunmen had opened fire on the car from a sport utility vehicle, the officials said. Mohammed Idrees, a police official, said five people were killed in the attack, ``but we do not know who the victims were.'' Considered the most violent Sunni Muslim group, Tariq's Sipah-e-Sahaba has been blamed by police for more than 400 killings in sectarian violence in Pakistan in recent years. Most of the victims have been Shiite Muslims, but attacks on Christians and Western interests have increased since Musharraf joined the U.S.-led war on terror.

Pity they missed Tariq, better luck next time.
Posted by Steve  2003-10-6 9:49:04 AM||   2003-10-6 9:49:04 AM|| Front Page Top

#2 They got him!!!!:
Gunmen assassinated a hardline Sunni Muslim politician and four other people as they drove in their car in the Pakistani capital on Monday, officials and the politician's personal secretary said. Maulana Azam Tariq, the head of the violent pro-Taliban group Sipah-e-Sahab and a member of Parliament, was among the dead, said Tariq's personal secretary, Maulana Rashid Farooqi.
The attack occurred Monday afternoon near a toll plaza on the southwestern outskirts of the city, said police official Mohammed Idrees.

Toll plaza, huh? Just like Sonny.

Farooqi, who was at Islamabad's PIMS hospital, where the bodies were taken, said Tariq had been killed. Officials had said earlier that he wasn't in the car when it was attacked.

Ululation may now commence.
Posted by Steve  2003-10-6 10:02:25 AM||   2003-10-6 10:02:25 AM|| Front Page Top

#3 handing out candy in the office right now....

we can only hope there's retaliation..heh heh
Posted by Frank G  2003-10-6 10:32:51 AM||   2003-10-6 10:32:51 AM|| Front Page Top

#4 How..ahem...sad.

Yes, sad, that's the word...
Posted by mojo  2003-10-6 10:59:07 AM||   2003-10-6 10:59:07 AM|| Front Page Top

#5 I wonder if the shooters thought the vehicle was carrying Richard Armitage? If they did, then they're informant is soon to be dead.

Posted by Charles  2003-10-6 12:35:48 PM||   2003-10-6 12:35:48 PM|| Front Page Top

#6 Couldn't have happened to a nicer man
Posted by Anonymous 2003-10-6 6:46:52 PM||   2003-10-6 6:46:52 PM|| Front Page Top

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