Media watch: Shrine bombed again

Local media recoun­t the incide­nt of the suicid­e attack­s on Abdull­ah Shah Ghazi's shrine in Karach­i.


Ali Syed October 08, 2010

Media watch is a daily round-up of key articles featured on news websites, hand-picked by The Express Tribune web staff.

Twin suicide blasts rip through Karachi shrine

It is pertinent to mention here that intelligence agencies have already warned about a possible attack especially on Ghazi shrine but sufficient security measures were taken by the concerned security agencies. A large number of people gather at Abdullah Shah Ghazi’s shrine everyday and the number grows manifold particularly, on Thursday. (nation.com.pk)

Abdullah Shah shrine blasts: death toll climbs to 11

However, SSP Raja Umer Khitab, Chief, SIU told journalists that the terrorists had used nuts and bolts and ball bearings in the suicide attacks. He said the two suicide bombers used seven kilograms of explosives. According to him, there was a resemblance between Data Darbar and Ghazi's shrine attacks. (brecorder.com)

Attack on shrine: death toll raises to nine

Karachi shut down Friday after religious and political parties called on people to protest the attacks in the city. Shopping centres, gas stations, schools and shops were closed, and the usually jam-packed roads were deserted. More than 3,700 people have been killed in a series of suicide attacks and bombings in Pakistan during the past three years. (thenews.com.pk)

Eight killed in Karachi shrine suicide attacks

Auqaf Department Secretary Iqbal Hussain Zaidi, quoting eye-witnesses, told Daily Times that the first attacker blew himself up at the first checking point a few yards inside the main gate, while the second ran towards the main shrine and tried to enter the tomb, but due to stringent security measures had to blow himself up at the second check point. (dailytimes.com.pk)

Security beefed up in Karachi after shrine attack

Pakistan is 95 per cent Muslim, and the majority practice Sufi-influenced Islam, whose more mystical practices are rejected by the Taliban and allied extremists, making Sufi sites a frequent target of militant groups. In July, suicide bombers in Lahore attacked the Data Darbar shrine, killing 47 people and wounding 180. (dawn.com)

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