Danish Embassy in Pakistan Bombed

A car bomb outside the Danish embassy in Islamabad killed at least six people and damaged the embassy earlier this morning. The attack presumably was carried out at least in part in response to recent al Qaeda pronouncements urging attacks on Danish interests.

One might expect this to be an eye-opener for the new Pakistani government, which has pledged to negotiate with “militants” in the tribal territories, but not terrorists. So far, at least, that doesn’t appear to be the case:

“There is no question of any impact of this incident on the peace process, but of course it badly harmed our image in the world,” said Rehman Malik, the Interior Ministry chief.

“Peace process?” If that’s really how they’re talking in the Pakistani government, it can’t be a good sign.

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