Briefly World: Woman bomber kills Sufi cleric in Russia

Woman bomber kills Sufi cleric in Russia

Written by Agencies | Published: August 29, 2012 1:29:01 am

Woman bomber kills Sufi cleric in Russia

BOLGAR: A woman suicide bomber killed an Islamic cleric and at least five of his followers in Russia’s southern Dagestan region on Tuesday. Said Atsayev,a 74-year-old Sufi Muslim spiritual leader also known as Sheikh Said Afandi al-Chirkavi,was killed when the woman entered his home disguised as a pilgrim and detonated an explosive belt around her waist,police sources said. In a separate incident in Dagestan,a border guard shot and killed eight other servicemen. There was no immediate sign of a link.

France opens murder probe in Arafat death

PARIS: A judicial official has told the Sipa news agency that French prosecutors have opened a murder investigation into the death of Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat. A Swiss institute recently detected elevated traces of polonium-210 on his belongings.

Larry,10 Downing Street cat,has first kill

London: Larry,a cat roped in by British PM David Cameron a year ago to help curb a mouse problem at his official residence,has finally killed a rodent. Larry,5,was spotted proudly playing with the dead mouse outside the famous black door at 10 Downing Street,before the feline dumped its body on the grass outside.

Lindsay Lohan a suspect in theft case

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Christian in blasphemy case ruled a minor

ISLAMABAD: An official medical review of a Pakistani Christian girl accused of desecrating the Quran has determined that the girl is a minor,Tahir Naveed Chaudhry,the girl’s lawyer said Tuesday.

The finding means the girl will be tried in the juvenile court system. The accusations against the girl have sparked a mass exodus of Christians from the her neighbourhood. About 300 Christians camping near the capital were evicted from Tuesday,and their makeshift church burned down.

Chaudhry the board determined the girl was 14 years old and her mental state did not correspond to her age. Reports had suggested she had Down Syndrome. A bail hearing has been scheduled for Thursday.

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