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Posted: March 15, 2014 at 3:36 a.m.

QUOTE OF THE DAY “I was bleeding, and the driver started reciting verses from the Koran.” Bakht Mohammad, 27, who was going to a market in a rickshaw when a bomb went off in Quetta, Pakistan

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