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Will he get the virgins?
A suicide bomber, who slaughtered 16 Pakistanis using a burqa as a disguise, might be presenting Allah with a dilemma, since the god of Islam hates cross-dressers as much as he loves martyrs.
Burqa-clad suicide bomber kills 16 in Bannu
By Mohammad Alam & Mushtaq Yusufzai
BANNU/PESHAWAR: Sixteen people, including four women and the same number of police personnel, were killed and 32 others injured, many of them seriously, when a Burqa-clad suicide bomber riding a tricycle rickshaw blew himself up in Bannu on Monday.
Initial reports, which were also supported by the police, claimed the attack in the hometown of Chief Minister Akram Durrani was carried out by a woman suicide bomber. However, later the report proved wrong and officially it was announced that the attacker was a male, wearing a Burqa.
Police officials as well as sources in the District Headquarters Hospital Bannu, where the victims were shifted, told The News by the telephone that four among the dead were police personnel, four women, seven other civilians and the suicide bomber.
Among the four ladies, police officials said, one was a private schoolteacher identified as Kiran Batool, who was waiting for the school transport on the main road. The police personnel killed in the blast were Havaldar Gul Aslam, sepoys Mohammad Zekran, Inayatullah and Adam Khan.