More Cartoon Rage– Suicide Bomber at Danish Embassy Kills 8
The embassy had been threatened after the reproduction of the Danish Mohammad cartoons.
Today a suicide bomber killed 8 at the Danish Embassy.
Rescue workers carry a bomb blast victim into an ambulance outside the Danish embassy in Islamabad June 2, 2008. A bomb went off outside the Danish embassy in the Pakistani capital on Monday killing at least three people and wounding several, a Reuters witness said. (REUTERS/Faisal Mahmood)
A suicide car bomber killed 8 people outside the Danish Embassy in Pakistan.
At least 30 others were wounded.
Islamists had threatened to attack the embassy after the reproduction of the Mohammad cartoons in February.
The AFP reported:
A suicide car bombing outside the Danish embassy in the Pakistani capital Islamabad killed at least eight people and wounded nearly 30 others, state television and officials said Monday.
The blast left a huge crater outside the embassy, damaging the building and a nearby development agency. Several cars were destroyed by the force of the explosion and some were on fire, an AFP reporter said.
Denmark had downgraded the embassy and moved out most foreign staff in recent months due to threats linked to a row over the reproduction in February of cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed in Danish media, diplomatic sources said.
“It was a suicide attack carried out in a vehicle, apparently targeting the Denmark embassy,” a senior Pakistani security official told AFP on condition of anonymity.
Government-run Pakistan television said at least eight people were killed in the blast and several more injured. Other channels showed smoke rising above the scene.
Here is one of the outrageous cartoons that caused Muslim extremists to car bomb the Danish Embassy today:
This cartoon of a man and his donkey caused mass rioting and the deaths across the Muslim World when they were originally published.
Today the killing continued.