Pakistan Taliban claim attacks on Shias in Karachi, Rawalpindi

Over 25 people were killed in attacks on a procession and near an imambargah in Karachi and Rawalpindi.


Photo Irfan Ali/web Desk/afp November 22, 2012

PESHAWAR: The Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) on Thursday claimed responsibility for twin bomb attacks targeting Shias in Karachi and Rawalpindi, which killed 25 people.

"We carried out the attacks (on Wednesday) in Rawalpindi and Karachi because the Shia community is engaged in defiling the Prophet (pbuh)," spokesman Ehsanullah Ehsan told AFP by telephone from an undisclosed location.

Karachi witnessed twin blasts at Jamia Masjid-o-Imambargah Haider-o-Karrar in the Orangi Town neighbourhood. Two lives were lost, given that there was no congregation at the Imambargah at the time of the first or the second blast.

A suicide attack on a procession in Rawalpindi overnight killed 23 people and wounded another 62, a police rescue spokeswoman told AFP.

Deeba Shehnaz said the death toll rose from 16 after patients, who were critically wounded in the attack, died from their injuries in various hospitals.

COMMENTS (48)

Toba Alu | 8 years ago | Reply

@Z.Khan:

Sorry see you comments only now. This is not the first time that ET edits my text creating half sentences. I should be lucky that they published it in the first place because many are not posted at all. Maybe you did not fully understand the meaning of my reply. The God of the Taliban cannot be the same as the God of the Shia. If their Gods would be the same there would be no reason to blow each other up in His name. In any case which one is the right God is up to believers not me. The world has seen enough human bloodshed in the name of religions not the best proof that God(s) exist. But of course in Islam it is worth fighting for.

Sajida | 8 years ago | Reply

The Taliban are not Muslims. http://www.outlookindia.com/article.aspx?283215 International / Opinion WEB | DEC 03, 2012 OPINION The Counterintuitive Jihad

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