A warning sign

January 10, 2015 8:39 PM

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A warning sign

THE state’s action against militants in the aftermath of the Peshawar tragedy was bound to produce a bloody reaction. Friday night’s bombing of an Imambargah in the garrison city of Rawalpindi seems to be the first major salvo fired by the extremists as part of this blowback.

A number of people were killed and injured in the explosion at the entrance of the place of worship as a milad ceremony was under way inside the premises. It is a small miracle the bombing did not occur within the crowded Imambargah, or else the body count would have been much higher. On Saturday, a...

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