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October 15th, 2009
World Links: Pakistan Suffers Six Attacks in One Day, U.N. Endorses Gladstone Report

Pakistan is rocked by six attacks in one day in the leadup to an expected military offensive in the Taliban stronghold of Waziristan. Twenty-seven people are killed when gunmen attack three separate law enforcement agencies in Lahore, 11 are killed in a car bombing near a police station in Kohat, and a child is killed and several others injured in a remote-controlled car bombing in Peshawar.

The U.N.’s human rights chief endorses the Gladstone Report, which accuses both Israeli forces and Palestinian militants of committing war crimes during last winter’s conflict in Gaza.

Turkish police detain 50 suspected members of the Islamic Jihad League, a group linked to Al Qaeda, who were allegedly plotting attacks on NATO installation sin Turkey and Germany.

A 48-year-old France Telecom engineer hangs himself, becoming the 25 employee of the company to commit suicide in the past 20 months. Many of the employees have left notes blaming stress at work as the company undergoes major restructuring.

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