Twin Blast Targeting Shi’ite Muslim killed 7, and 28 Injured


Pakistani army soldiers stand guard during a Shiite Muslim religious procession in Rawalpindi on December 24, 2013

Pakistani army soldiers stand guard during a Shiite Muslim religious procession in Rawalpindi on December 24, 2013

[NDTV] At least seven people were killed and 28 injured in twin bomb blasts targeting Shiite Muslims in Pakistan’s port city of Karachi on Tuesday, officials said.

The blasts occurred as Shiites observed the 40th day of mourning of the martyrdom of Hussain, the grandson of prophet Mohammad.

The first blast came near the wall of a Shiite mosque in Orangi Town, a bustling western suburb, followed by another powerful explosion a short distance away.

“Both the bombs were detonated with brief intervals, the second was quite fatal,” Chaudhry Asad, a senior police officer told AFP.

City police chief Shahid Hayat told reporters that both were timer devices.

A third bomb exploded near Numaish Chowrangi in the eastern district but no casualty was reported. The spot was supposed to be on the route of the Shiite procession.

Pakistan has seen a steep rise in sectarian violence after a deadly clash between Sunni and Shiite Muslim groups in the cantonment city of Rawalpindi in November that left around a dozen people dead.

Authorities switched off cell phone services in dozens of cities across the country on Tuesday as a security measure, while 10,000 soldiers were put on standby.

Pakistan is rife with sectarian clashes, with Sunni militant groups linked to Al-Qaeda and the Taliban often attacking gatherings by Shiites, who constitute some 20 percent of the country’s population.

3 thoughts on “Twin Blast Targeting Shi’ite Muslim killed 7, and 28 Injured

  1. Those are not Sunni Muslims. Those are Wahhabi-Deobandi Muslims. They believe that Shia and Sunni Muslims are polytheists and must be put to death. Thus, they kill both of them and then accuse both of them for killing each other. There’s no terrorist organization of Shia Muslims. Shia Muslims don’t kill innocents. We are peaceful people.

    ‘Who is the third group?’ This is the group of Salafi-Deobandi Muslims.

  2. Shame on you, you stupid anti-Muslim. Those are not Sunni Muslims. Sunni Muslims are not terrorists. Both Shia and Sunni Muslims are being killed by a third group.

    You shared this. What about those Sunni Muslims who supported Shia Muslims, eh?

    • Can you tell me, who is the third group? But, I want to inform you, that in most of the cases, Sunni terrorists take the responsibility of killing Shias, and vice-versa.

      Do you have anything to add in this?

      Regards

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