Pilgrims bus targeted in Mastung, 22 killed

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  1. Blackwater

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    QUETTA: At least 22 people were killed and scores others injured when a pilgrims' bus came under a bomb attack in Mastung on Tuesday evening, district administration said.

    The banned Lashkar-e-Jhangvi (LeJ) has claimed responsibility of the attack.

    According to levies sources, the bus carrying pilgrims, was traveling from Taftan to Quetta when the blast took place in the Dareen Gah area of Mastung.

    Home Secretary, Asad Gilani said 80 to 100 kilograms of explosives were used in the attack in which three other vehicles were also destroyed.

    The bus caught fire following the blast while security forces cordoned off the area.

    The attack has been condemned by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and President Mamnoon Hussain. Chief Minister Balochistan, Dr Abdul Malik has called for a report of the attack.

    The attack has also been condemned by the Majils-e-Wahadat-e-Muslimeen and the Hazara Democratic Party. Shia organisations have announced three days of mourning.

    Pilgrims bus targeted in Mastung, 24 killed | PAKISTAN - geo.tv
     
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  3. Blackwater

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    @ MODS can we have sticky thread on paki bomb blast as many more blast have to come:laugh::laugh::laugh::laugh:
     
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    For every Indian flag they have burnt in kashmir, the same islamists have blown up people in the land of 5000000000000000 year old civilization....
     
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    The dead should be mushriks (Non Muslims) like Shia, Barveli or Ismail. LeJ aims to convert Pakistan into Dar al-Tawhid and Dar al-Islam.
     
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    @ mods pls make bomb-blasting pakistan sticky thread

    here is another one today

    Six policemen, student killed in Charsadda blast



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    CHARSADDA: Six policemen and a school student were killed when a blast occurred near a police van in Charsadda on Wednesday morning.

    According to police, the blast occurred near a police mobile in Sir Dheri Bazar area of Charsadda resulting in the death of the policemen and student. Six other policemen were also injured in the explosion.

    Initial investigation suggested that militants had fixed explosives in a bicycle that went off with a blast when the police mobile crossed the area and were on way from Police Lines to provide security to anti-polio teams.

    Meanwhile security forces cordoned off the area and started investigation.

    Rescue teams shifted the bodies and injured to the Charsadda District Headquarter Hospital and Lady Reading Hospital, Peshawar.

    Six policemen, student killed in Charsadda blast | PAKISTAN - geo.tv
     
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    Why Hazaras are being Killed in Pakistan?
    January 23, 2014 | Muhammad Younas

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    Once again Lashkar-e-Janghvi (LeJ) terrorists managed to kill 28 Hazara pilgrims including women and children in Mastung district, some 50km Southwest of Quetta City, Pakistan and the provincial government once again failed to protect the lives of its citizens.

    With respect to Hazara killings, the terrorists always get right information to murder Hazaras en masse outside of their vicinity. If they couldn’t find Hazaras outside of their surrounding areas, they easily manage to penetrate into Hazara neighbourhood by crossing heavily guarded security check posts to target Hazaras.

    So far, over 100 Hazara Shias have brutally been murdered only in Mastung area but not a single terrorist involved in the killings of Hazaras has been captured. Only this year 33 Hazaras have so far been killed but not a single person was convicted. Last year, 281 Hazaras were massacred but not a single person was brought to book. Till to date, 1300 plus Hazaras have so far been killed and more than 3500 injured since 1999 but not a single person brought to justice.

    LeJ and Jaish-e-Islam claim the killings of Hazaras publicly on the print and electronic media. In Balochistan, local media persons are fully aware of Hazaras killers but the government and the security agencies unfortunately don't know who they are to get hold of them? They don't know where do they live? What telephone number they use? And where do they make bombs?

    Should we really believe what-so-ever the government and the security agencies say—in terms of the security failure? Do they really not have any information about the killers? Should we really believe that the terrorists are more capable than the writ of the government? No, of course not. It’s not as simple as it is portrayed. Everybody knows about the response of the security agencies to alleged Baloch nationalists. As we all know, thousands of Baloch nationals are reported missing and hundreds of them have already been reported allegedly killed brutally without being presented in the court.

    Are the religious terrorists more powerful than the security forces? No, they are not. Is government scared of them? No, it’s not. Are they not aware of the religious terrorists' hideouts? I'm sure, they know. Is there any issue with the capability of the government and law enforcement agencies in dealing with the religious terrorists? No, of course not.

    Then what holds the government and law enforcement agencies back to take action against them? It is the “will”. Do they have "will" to go after the terrorists? No, they don’t have. If not, then the question arises why the "will" doesn't allow the higher authorities to bring the religious terrorists to justice? How many Hazara dead bodies does the higher authority want? Over 1300 Hazaras have already been killed. What does the elite class want Hazaras to do in Quetta City? Or what message the big boss wants to convey to the international community through Hazara dead bodies?

    These are the questions need to be analyzed well to get the right answer. Human Rights Watch report 2014 (HRW)says that the militant groups, including the Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) and some other banned outfits, are operating with “virtual impunity” in Pakistan as the country’s civilian and military institutions are either “unable” or “unwilling” to prevent terrorist attacks.

    With regard to the ability of the government and military institutions, we have already discussed it and there’s no need to further discuss, however, the “unwilling" needs to be analyzed well to understand ongoing genocide of Hazaras in Pakistan.

    If we take a look of past couple of days’ terrorist activities in Pakistan, we will easily come to know about the pressure on the federal government against Taliban. At least 20 soldiers were killed last Sunday by Taliban while in retaliation, Pakistani military aircraft bombed Taliban hideout in northern areas of Pakistan killing dozens.

    Some conspiracy theorists believe that the government feels immense pressure from the military to take action against Taliban and Hazara killings actually means to develop pressure on the government by engaging the civil society to take action against Taliban. But the question arises, which Taliban? What Taliban I'm talking about—the good ones or the bad ones? Which ones the governments want to take action against? And which one is involved in the killing Hazaras? Too difficult by Pakistani government to separate the bad Taliban from the good ones.

    Hazaras as usual have started sit-in protest with their dead bodies on Alamdar Road Quetta to demand action against the religious militant groups especially LeJ and Jaish-e-Islam, which will later on be supported by media, political parties and the civil society.

    I strongly favour military action against the religious militant groups particularly LeJ and Jaish-e-Islam affiliated with Taliban and Al-Quaida but “why my community has been picked for the mass lobbying?”

    And will the government ever launch military actions against the good religious militants groups especially LeJ, Jaish-e-Islam affiliated with pro-Pakistan Taliban? No, never. Why the government will show “unwilling"? Because they are “the national assets”. Like past, the government may carry out some kind of clichéd military actions against them but will soon be stopped when the situation calms down.

    Why Hazaras are being Killed in Pakistan? - The Daily Outlook Afghanistan
     

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