Islamists damage giant rock Buddha in Pakistan’s Swat region

November 14th, 2007 - 2:02 am ICT by admin  
According to The Telegraph, the 23 foot high carving was damaged during an attack, and brought back memories of the Taliban’s destruction of the giant Buddhas at Bamiyan, in neighbouring Afghanistan in 2001.

The Buddha, in the Swat district, is considered to be the largest in Asia, after the two Bamiyan Buddhas.

The explosion on Monday night damaged the upper part of the rock. (ANI)

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