Shia leader injured in targeted attack in Karachi

Syed Allama Baqir Zaidi injured, his guard succumbs to injuries.

Web Desk April 27, 2013
Protesters staged a sit-in in front of the Governor House in Lahore to protest Shia killings. PHOTO: INP/ FILE

KARACHI: Leader of the Jafaria Alliance, Syed Allama Baqir Zaidi, was injured when unidentified gunmen opened fire at his car in the Liaquatabad area of Karachi on Saturday, reported Express News.

Zaidi’s guard, who was also injured in the incident, succumbed to his injuries in the hospital.

Attacks targeting Shia families have been on the rise since the start of 2013. Shia community members have been frequently targeted in Karachi by extremists.

Last month, poet and former principal of Liaquatabad College Professor, Sibte Jafar, was also shot dead in the Liaquatabad area.

At least six people were killed in the city in separate incidents during the day.


ali | 9 years ago | Reply

@ shafique ahmed. I wonder why you did not mention Syria? Ooh silly me because that is an actual massacre where Shia are brutally killing or as u said deleting sunni muslims

longislander | 9 years ago | Reply

Hundreds of people dying in Karachi and Pakistan everyday. ET never metion "SUNNI DIED". Please stop spreading hatred by mentioning the name SHIA in the news.Anyhow, I strongly condemned these kind of attacks. period

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