Islamists Damage Giant Ancient Buddha

[Telegraph-UK] Ben Quinn - Islamist radicals in Pakistan have attempted to destroy an ancient carving of Buddha by drilling holes in the rock and filling them with dynamite. The Buddha, in the Swat district of northwest Pakistan, dates from the seventh century and was considered the largest in Asia, after the two Bamiyan Buddhas which were destroyed six years ago by the Taliban in Afghanistan.

2007-10-11 01:00:00

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