Triple blasts in Pakistan

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  1. ashdoc

    ashdoc Senior Member Senior Member

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    At least 18 people have been killed and 140 injured after three bombs exploded during a procession by Shia Muslims in the Pakistani city of Lahore.

    The head of Lahore police, Aslam Tareen, told the BBC that at least two of the attacks were suicide bombings.

    Local TV footage of the first blast showed a small explosion in the crowd, followed by panic as people fled.

    The capital of Punjab province has been the scene of sectarian violence between Sunni and Shia in recent months.

    However, there has been a lull in such attacks in the past month, as floods devastated Pakistan.

    According to Mr Tareen, at least 35 of the people hurt in the blast were critically injured.

    The procession at which the explosions took place was being held to mark the death in the 7th Century of the first Shia imam, Ali bin Abi Talib.

    Thousands of Shia Muslims had taken to the streets of Lahore for the occasion.

    Following the explosions, angry members of the public turned on police, attacking officers and facilities.

    Mr Tareen told the BBC that on the outskirts of the city at least one police station and one police truck had been set on fire. Other vehicles in the city were also torched.

    He said police had fired tear gas in an attempt to control the crowds.

    Pakistan's Prime Minister, Yousef Raza Gilani, condemned the bombings in a statement, and said that the perpetrators would not escape justice.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-south-asia-11152128
     
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  3. ashdoc

    ashdoc Senior Member Senior Member

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    Looks like the floods have abated........Pak is back to business as usual :happy_2:
     
  4. ahmedsid

    ahmedsid Top Gun Senior Member

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    Sad Indeed! When One Calamity still rages, these Heartless brutes are on with their Killings! Despicable! God Speed
     
  5. Ray

    Ray The Chairman Defence Professionals Moderator

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    Not surprising.

    The usual Sunni majority targeting the minority Shias. The same way they target the minority Sufis and the 'unislamic' Ahmediyas.
     
  6. Solid Beast

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    Pakistani brand of Islam is nauseating. How many years so many of us minorities in Pakistan have suffered at the hands of the majority.
     
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    nitesh Mob Control Manager Stars and Ambassadors

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    floods have given the money now shia hunting time
     
  8. Rebelkid

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    floods have given them a source of propaganda and recruits too as terror organizations where sadly better able to aid the people better than the govt. The destruction of infrastructure and access to the areas will make them a breeding ground for terrorism and now multiply that with more hatred for govt. and increased sectarian violence..
     
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  9. The Messiah

    The Messiah Bow Before Me! Elite Member

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    I thought they were fighting war against unbelievers ?

    Infact these scum will find any reason to kill...be it religion, sect, ethnicity, nationality etc
     
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    Sad, terrorism is becoming a part of everyday life in Pakistan.
     
  11. Singh

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    Blasts, firing at Shia march in Lahore and Karachi kills 29

    Blasts, firing at Shia march in Lahore and Karachi kills 29


    The blasts triggered a stampede among members of the Shia procession that injured several persons. Angry members of the procession attacked policemen and the Lower Mall police station, saying law enforcement agencies failed to provide adequate protection to the gathering. A mob surrounded the Lower Mall police station and pelted stones at it. The crowd also set the police station and several vehicles and motorcycles on fire. Police lobbed teargas and fired in the air but were unable to disperse the mob. The mob later entered the Anarkali and Krishna Nagar areas and set on fire vehicles and kiosks.

    The paramilitary Pakistan Rangers were called in to control the situation, provincial Law Minister Rana Sanaullah said. The government will rope in clerics of all religious sects to tackle the fallout of the blasts, he said. The procession was making its way from the old quarters of Lahore to Karbala Gamay Shah to mark the death anniversary of Imam Ali, the fourth Muslim Caliph and one of Shia Islam's most respected holy men, when blasts occurred.

    Footage of the first explosion beamed by news channels showed a small blast amidst a crowd of people followed by a large cloud of smoke and dust. Hundreds of men and women ran from the site while some injured persons tried to crawl to safety. Several of the injured were carried away by passers-by. Minutes later, a suicide bomber aged about 18-years-old tried to force his way into the marchers and detonated his explosive vest. The second suicide bomber struck soon after at Bhatti Chowk.

    This was the latest in a series of attacks targeting religious minorities and shrines in Lahore. Ninety-five members of the minority Ahmedi sect were killed in suicide attacks on two mosques in May while 45 people died when two bombers targeted the Data Darbar shrine in July. President Asif Ali Zardari and Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani strongly condemned the blasts and Gilani said the "perpetrators of such acts of violence are neither believers of any religion nor do they respect any human values".

    While the country distressed by the sufferings of flood victims, the terrorists are promoting their own agenda, Gilani said. The attackers "want to create divisions" different sects but the government is determined to fight terrorism and eliminate extremists, he added. In Karachi, seven people were injured when gunmen opened fire on a Shia procession taken out in a crowded market place. Police and the para-military rangers had surrounded the building from where some of the gunmen opened and a police official said three persons had been arrested. The firing started when the march was passing through Empress market in Sadar, one of the oldest markets of Karachi. City police chief Waseem Ahmed said initial investigations indicated that the firing occurred between two groups.

    Blasts, firing at Shia march in Lahore and Karachi kills 29, IBN Live News
     
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    RIP to the dead.
    Is this halal or harami???
     
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    Rest in Pieces. One bad thing after another has been happening in Pak for the last few years. All their policies for the last 63 years have come back to bite them in the ass.
     
  14. Singh

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    This is the excuse these mofos are using to get more money. o you really believe that before floods pakistan was land of milk and honey?

    Mean while I think numbers or grossely misreported it should be much higher.
     
  16. dr0ne

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    *Sigh*

    Party time for Shias in Pakistan

    Lahore :Religious Procession bombed.
    Karachi:Religious Procession ambushed
    Multan: Religious Procession stoned.

    Hmm .. Pakistan was created so that Muslims can freely practice their religion without fear, eh ?
     
  17. Pintu

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    Rest In Peace to the departed soul who did not know what sin they had done .
     
  18. johnee

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    Pakistan was created as an Islamic republic. Now, its clear that shias are second-class citizens in Pakistan. So following the logic of Jinnah, why cant the shias ask for a separate country? Say a Shia Republic of Pakistan....all the shias of Pakistan can live in this new country and be their own masters. The added comfort would be that they wont be blown apart by their sunni brethren once a week...
     
  19. johnee

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    Actually, I am surprised that there are no calls for separate nation of shias....maybe the pakistani shias are not martial like pakistani sunnis...
     
  20. johnee

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    What is worse is that the shias of the world have not reacted to the plight of pakistani shias...not condemned the actions of the pakistani sunnis...

    At this rate, the pakistani shias will be wiped out and the shia world will watch impotently.
     
  21. ashdoc

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    jinnah was a shia.......nice to know what is happening to his community in the pak( pure land ) of his dreams:emot112:
     

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