- Blast leaves 21 dead, 70 injured at Swat religious centre
- Karachi violence: At least eleven killed in one hour
- Quetta blasts leave 70 people dead, 120 others injured
I am wondering if bombings have not just become a regular part of daily life there, background noise if you will. Looking at a British timeline it seems that one to two hundred people are killed every year by bombs. We (the USA) kill 40,000 people with cars every year, which is like one person in 10,000. Pakistan has a population of 180 million (!!!), so losing 200 people to bombs is like a one in a million chance of it happening to you, 100 times less likely than getting killed in a car wreck in the USA. So while bombs are horrible and vicious, people will think that "it didn't happen to anyone I know", so it doesn't matter.