Pakistan: 285 Killed During Red Mosque Siege
July 11, 2007: Stratfor
Some 285 people -- including security personnel, militants and civilians -- died during the Red Mosque siege in Islamabad, Pakistan, AAJ TV reported July 11. The figure is based on an investigative report conducted by the news channel and information obtained from sources. Most of the dead are being kept in a private cold storage facility in Sector I-10/3. AAJ TV displayed footage of a heavy security cordon of the facility, and of Islamabad's main graveyard, where large searchlights have been installed and the digging of multiple graves is in progress. The government has said the total number of dead could be between 150 and 250, but it will be some time before that can be confirmed.