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ISB04. Islamabad (Pakistan), 19/04/2014.- Maulana Abdul Aziz (L), head cleric of Red Mosque, sits in a library that was named after slain al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden, in Islamabad, Pakistan, 19 April 2014. Maulana Abdul Aziz cleric of the Red Mosque, known for its alleged links to militant groups, renamed the women Islamic Jamia Hafsa existing library 'Maktbah Usama bin Laden Shaheed', which is Urdu for 'Osama bin Laden, the martyr', he said, adding that the main objective of the initiative was to show 'respect' for bin Laden. Commentators have referred to the renaming of the library as inappropriate and have branded it an embarrassment for the government and its security institutions, which have come under fire for failing to curb the activities of extremist groups. EFE/EPA/T. MUGHAL

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A Taliban suicide bomber detonated a vehicle packed with explosives Monday outside the home of a senior police officer tasked with cracking down on militants in Pakistan's largest city.

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