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Pakistani sectarian violence blamed on radical islamists

Pakistani sectarian violence blamed on radical islamists

Posted 31 May 2010, 20:11 AEST

Radical Islamist groups in Pakistan are being blamed for two seperate attacks on a minority Islamic sect on Friday which has left 93 people dead.

Responsibility for the attacks on worshippers at mosques belonging to the Ahmadiyya movement has been claimed by two hitherto unknown groups, Al-Qaeda Al-Jihad Punjab and Tehrek-e-Taliban Pakistan. Dr Maqsudul Nuri, senior research fellow at the Islamabad Policy Research Institute, says the purpose of the attacks is to destabilise Pakistan, and the campaign of violence looks set to continue.

Presenter: Bruce Hill

Dr Maqsudul Nuri, senior research fellow at the Islamabad Policy Research Institute; Imran Karim, spokesman for the Ahmadiya Muslim Association of Australia.

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