6 07 2007

Govt rejects mosque surrender offer

ISLAMABAD, July 5 (AFP): Heavy gunfire and explosions rocked a besieged Pakistani mosque early Friday after the government rejected a conditional surrender offer by a cleric it accused of using women and children as human shields.
There was no call for pre-dawn prayers from the mosque’s loudspeakers, indicating the damage inflicted on the fortified complex by four days of intense gunfire and blasts.
A mosque official, on condition of anonymity, said that there were casualties in the early Friday gunbattles and the building had been hit by further mortar fire from security forces.



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