TTP claims responsibility for Karachi twin blasts

Published: November 23, 2013
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People gather at the site of twin blasts in Ancholi area of Karachi. PHOTO: MUHAMMAD NOMAN/EXPRESS

People gather at the site of twin blasts in Ancholi area of Karachi. PHOTO: MUHAMMAD NOMAN/EXPRESS

DERA ISMAIL KHAN: The Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) has claimed responsibility for the twin suicide blasts in Karachi in which seven people were killed on Friday, Express News reported Saturday.

The blasts had injured at least 48 people and damaged around 10 shops along with nearby vehicles on the road leading to Ancholi.

TTP spokesperson Shahidullah Shahid said that these attacks were in reaction to the November 25 Ashura violence in Rawalpindi which killed at least 11 people and the drone attack on November 21 in which six were killed and at least eight others were injured.

The TTP threatened that such attacks would continue if those responsible for the violence in Rawalpindi are not brought to justice and the drone strikes do not stop.

Background

On November 21, a senior leader of the Haqqani network and five others were killed on Thursday when a US drone fired missiles on a seminary in Tal tehsil in Hangu — in the first such strike on the settled areas of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa.

At least eight people were also injured in the attack.

A district government official had said on the condition of anonymity that US drones fired four missiles on the Madrassah Miftakhul Quran at around 4:30am in which a Haqqani Group Taliban commander and spiritual leader, Maulvi Ahmad Jan, was killed.

On November 15, sectarian clashes had erupted at an Ashura procession near Fawara Chowk, that left at least 11 people dead and over 78 injured. Unidentified people had also set a portion of the cloth market in Raja Bazaar on fire.

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Reader Comments (59)

  • subhan
    Nov 23, 2013 - 10:19AM

    I thought they said they wouldn’t target civilians and their fight is with security forces. They are animals and not to be trusted. Eliminate this cancer once and for all

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  • Umer
    Nov 23, 2013 - 10:21AM

    TTP claims responsibility for Karachi twin blasts

    Thank God otherwise Imran Khan would have refused to accept that it was Taliban’s doing too.

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  • Ali
    Nov 23, 2013 - 10:31AM

    let’s talk with these animals. Right?

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  • Kamran Khan
    Nov 23, 2013 - 11:05AM

    Media did not give coverage to Rawalpindi slaughter saying to be acting “responsible”. Why not showing responsibility this time???

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  • Irfan
    Nov 23, 2013 - 11:23AM

    Now Imran Khan will announce strike because innocent civilians are killed. Only kidding. Why would he do that? These innocent civilians blood is not as important as the blood of talibans who are targeted by the Americans in drone attacks. I don’t have any problem with this logic of Imran Khan , of course Taliban force is highly intimidating. Problem I have with PTI’s gullible supporters. I wish they had a better IQ

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  • ahmed ali
    Nov 23, 2013 - 11:25AM

    why killing of innocent people in Karachi….Haqqani networks are good talibans according to ISI and Army…all those killed were Afghan national and killed by USA ….PTI is responsible for the blast…

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  • Aakashvaani
    Nov 23, 2013 - 11:33AM

    @Subhan: They are animals and not to be trusted Pakistan literally Created these animals to attack its neighbour’s and now you have now lost all control over these animals. You can’t nurture snakes in your backyard and expect them to bite your neighbours only. Its painful to see common Pakistanis suffering but its hard to feel sorry for a country that is literally the hub of global terrorism. While you refer to these terrorists as animals, What do you call the terrorists who infiltrate into Kashmir and kill Indians? Mujahideen? No, you cant fool everybody all the time. Deal with these animals on your own, or dont complain when the US of A does your dirty job for you, afterall, these animals deserve to be killed, isnt it?

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  • abu salaam
    Nov 23, 2013 - 11:36AM

    continued and non-stop violence against a minority. absolutely disgusting.
    and in the name of religion? ofcourse.
    i will have no sympathy when the next drone falls on these animals.

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  • Kanwal
    Nov 23, 2013 - 11:43AM

    @kamran khan
    Media did not give coverage to Rawalpindi Because it was such an obvious incident of complicity on part of both government and banned organisation’s involvement that the coverage could make sure it would not stand a clean and clear scrutiny and the perpetrators of that incident would be disclosed. Already so many of the myths related to that incident are busted. Besides, the media of Pakistan has the sense to pick out the Saudi Islam from the Islam that most Sunni and Shia Muslims follow in Pakistan: the religion of peace. Appears that you don’t though.

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  • Proletarian
    Nov 23, 2013 - 11:46AM

    And the alliance of the taliban sympathizing nooniyas, pti zombies,jamatis and sipah sahaba retards want to surrender the country and its people to these animals.

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  • Kanwal
    Nov 23, 2013 - 11:47AM

    @kamran khan
    And for your information, there was no slaughter that took place in Rawalpindi. The three dead bodies of the seminary people versus 6 “other” dead from the “other sect” probably did nt tell you that it was no slaughter of seminary people at least? And the pics that were hot on internet showing slaughtered kid were of some poor Syrian kid. Wake up.

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  • PakiMujahid
    Nov 23, 2013 - 12:14PM

    As a Muslim converted to christianity…i feel pity on people of pakistan who are still in dreams that a camel would come and will take whole of pakistan out of this mess……come out and know the reality before arabic ideology bites u to the core……ET..dont ban..seriously…

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  • Mohd tarekh
    Nov 23, 2013 - 12:16PM

    What a joke…….i hope there are more drone strikes and this time inside pakistan..in GB,POK,FATA..etc..etc…

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  • Nov 23, 2013 - 12:17PM

    Who cares, lets blame it on MQMRecommend

  • C'mon guys!
    Nov 23, 2013 - 12:18PM

    “TTP claims responsibility…” – oh sure, and I am the king of the world!

    Who will verify who is claiming this on behalf of Taliban – they may be anything but they are certainly not cowards to use remote detonation – they are true warriors, whether you agree with their cause or not.

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  • Kaleem
    Nov 23, 2013 - 12:30PM

    just to remind everyone, IK’s today campaign addresses america calling them “AMAN ke dushman”

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  • ASQ
    Nov 23, 2013 - 12:31PM

    Wonder when PTI trolls gona condemn these acts?Recommend

  • A J Khan
    Nov 23, 2013 - 12:42PM

    Shamefully PTI and JI are blocking roads to support these terrorists.

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  • S.A.Jan
    Nov 23, 2013 - 12:42PM

    I think TTP is financed and trained by foreign agencies. They are not Muslims.Recommend

  • Munir
    Nov 23, 2013 - 12:49PM

    Slap on PMLN and PTI who support talk with TTP

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  • Adnan
    Nov 23, 2013 - 1:02PM

    This TTP/PTI cancer would grow faster if we give them more time. When Nations’ Gherat would be awaken? Army must complete it’s job in N. Waziristan & elsewhere.

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  • Muzakeraat
    Nov 23, 2013 - 1:04PM

    For the attention of Imran Khan spokesman for TTP

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  • powvow
    Nov 23, 2013 - 1:11PM

    Hey… this cannot be the work of Muslims… These are RAW/Mossad agents, evil Hindus and Jews… However let’s negotiate with them since these are ‘our’ people (I mean our RAW and Mossad agents)

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  • Salman
    Nov 23, 2013 - 1:15PM

    Those who live by the sword will die by sword , trying to talk for another 100 years will give no results

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  • GhostRider
    Nov 23, 2013 - 1:29PM

    I pray that americans do 20 drone attacks per day and keep killing the filthy rats of TTP…because we know drones or no drones attacks on shias will continue

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  • m iqbal
    Nov 23, 2013 - 1:41PM

    Can you trust these barbarians, they are not human,these drones should be increased.

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  • FAZ
    Nov 23, 2013 - 1:43PM

    @Umer:
    He would still say that brother

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  • Uza Syed
    Nov 23, 2013 - 1:44PM

    Attacking any political party whether MQM, PPP or ANP means attack on civilians but how and who can explain it to these barbarians. Those like their biggest allies namely PTI & NawazShahbaz League could have but are they really concerned at all about anything other than self=aggrandizement ? Shame, no may they all be cursed and live to repent.

    @Umer: Knowing the long history of Imran Khan’s lies and false claims, this delusion stricken man still would.

    @Ali: Yes, it is, talks between animals.

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  • Wali
    Nov 23, 2013 - 1:49PM

    How was the violence in Rawalpindi related to the drone strike in Hangu and that were avenged by the coward attack in Karachi???? Maybe we could get Imran Khan to clarify, if TTP couldn’t!

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  • Khan
    Nov 23, 2013 - 1:59PM

    How does killing more innocent, be revenge for those poor ones that died in pindi
    This is sooo twisted

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  • Muslim Leaguer
    Nov 23, 2013 - 2:15PM

    What an unfortunate situation that onone hand these TTP animals are killing hundreds of innocent people in Pakistan and on the other hand their advocate Imran Khan is showing unity with TTP by protesting against drone attacks.
    Hence proven that TTP and PTI are 2 sides of the same coin.
    Down with TTPPTI !

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  • ashish
    Nov 23, 2013 - 2:55PM

    imran khan is nothing but clean shaven taliban.

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  • Asad
    Nov 23, 2013 - 3:00PM

    TTP claims if USA does not stop killing Pakistanis then we wont stop Killing Pakistanis either.Recommend

  • sameer
    Nov 23, 2013 - 3:09PM

    now wait for another drONe attact for wich will hit knwari colony , new sultanabad ,mangophir karachi etc

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  • militant
    Nov 23, 2013 - 3:33PM

    why don’t the government take action against those who were responsible for Rawalpindi Violence…TTP spokesperson directly said that it was the reaction of the Pindi….Media should be responsible……..

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  • usman786
    Nov 23, 2013 - 3:48PM

    are these poor people responsible for decision on drones? TTP you have to pay – here or hereafter

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  • Asad
    Nov 23, 2013 - 4:27PM

    @Muslim Leaguer:
    I can understand your pain as being a voter of PMLN. You have to bear them for another 4 years.
    P.S: Ch Nisar is also mourning over drone strikes. WHAT is he then?

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  • Last Word
    Nov 23, 2013 - 4:28PM

    TTP and PTI are inseparable twin brothers.

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  • Malik Hamza
    Nov 23, 2013 - 4:45PM

    Lets open TTP (GHQ) in Karachi.

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  • muhammad umer ijaz
    Nov 23, 2013 - 4:50PM

    pakistan is facing very complex situation. In order to get rid of this evil of terrorism Pakistan has to define its position first. In current circumstances Pakistan has to bear the brunt of either drone attacks or suicide attacks in the country. It is the time for Pakistan to decide its position clearly whether it wants alliance with U.S aginst terrorism or it wish to support taliban against USA.Recommend

  • KUMAR
    Nov 23, 2013 - 5:09PM

    @muhammad umer ijaz: and also to take a firm decision on terrorism and terrorists…..is hafees saeed a terrorist or not……..

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  • Raj - USA
    Nov 23, 2013 - 7:41PM

    By siding with the talibans and speaking for them, Imran Khan’s is sending a strong statement to Shias, and political parties like and MQM:
    IDHAR HUM UDHAR THUM

    This is what Imran Khan is doing. Think about it seriously. Imran Khans siding with the talibans and supporting them will only force others to separate from Pakistan to protect themselves from the impending taliban rule being forced on them.

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  • asm123
    Nov 23, 2013 - 7:56PM

    Funny how the TTP attacks fellow muslims to avenge attacks from another nation. If these taliban were so brave they would cross the border and fight but sadly they are too cowardly and prefer attacking unarmed civilians.

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  • salman
    Nov 23, 2013 - 7:57PM

    Saw on facebook some one wrote YA DRONE MADDAD

    very true it is

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  • Major Iqbal
    Nov 23, 2013 - 8:59PM

    So are these “good terrorists” or “bad terrorists?”

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  • Major Iqbal
    Nov 23, 2013 - 9:02PM

    @PakiMujahid:

    “Arabic ideology,” you say.

    You do realize that Jesus (the “father” of your new faith) was an Arab, right?

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  • Nov 23, 2013 - 9:03PM

    Will those religo-political Sunni extremist protesting groups that were so insanely and prejudicially focused against the minority on the questionable circumstances of the Ashur violence in Rawalpindi, claiming they were against ‘sectarian violence’, come out and protest against this one by their Taliban brethren? Considering they never come out to condemn the thousands of previous sectarian attacks on the minority or terrorist attacks on majority Pakistani citizens, I’m assuming they won’t…

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  • Munir
    Nov 23, 2013 - 9:04PM

    @Muslim Leaguer

    Do not accuse PTI alone – PTI, PMLN and TTP are in the same boat

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  • sdasdad
    Nov 23, 2013 - 9:40PM

    my brothers.. go on exress.pk urdu and try to write comment on this news.. express has banned this way… dow with express and free media.. when Deobandi are killed, alot of those who did not write this like thing, they also write alot of things in there column,, when they killed shia,,, nobody ask about this,, because i has became a normal news about shia,, please let us remain pakistan. otherwise we have be like balochi armed people….

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  • sdasdad
    Nov 23, 2013 - 9:47PM

    @asm123:
    my brother.. go on exress.pk urdu and try to write comment on this news.. express has banned this way… dow with express and free media.. when Deobandi are killed, alot of those who did not write this like thing, they also write alot of things in there column,, when they killed shia,,, nobody ask about this,, because i has became a normal news about shia,, please let us remain pakistan. otherwise we have be like balochi armed people….

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  • sdasdad
    Nov 23, 2013 - 9:49PM

    @Kamran Khan:
    my brother.. go on exress.pk urdu and try to write comment on this news.. express has banned this way… dow with express and free media.. when Deobandi are killed, alot of those who did not write this like thing, they also write alot of things in there column,, when they killed shia,,, nobody ask about this,, because i has became a normal news about shia,, please let us remain pakistan. otherwise we have be like balochi armed people….

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  • csmann
    Nov 23, 2013 - 9:52PM

    And to appreciate IK/PTI they also kidnapped 9 polio-workers today.They will avenge the drone strikes on Pakistani Kids-the future generation.

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  • Parvez
    Nov 23, 2013 - 11:01PM

    The TTP won’t stop killing innocents until the Americans stop the drones.
    The Americans will stop the drones only when they wish to stop them.
    Now who are the TTP working for ??

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  • Ali
    Nov 23, 2013 - 11:24PM

    @Kamran Khan
    people like you are the reason why we will never have peace in Pakistan.

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  • Nov 24, 2013 - 12:39AM

    People on twitter are saying that PTI blocked NATO supply on Saturday and Sunday because NATO supply is closed on weekends.Recommend

  • asif
    Nov 24, 2013 - 1:03AM

    Need more drones please. Thank you USA!

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  • el chor
    Nov 24, 2013 - 3:03AM

    Sahidullah ( after getting full support from PTI)trying to get support of Sunnis by claiming it a revenge.Recommend

  • Muslim Leaguer
    Nov 24, 2013 - 2:47PM

    Even MQM has ratified the fact that PTI is the Political Wing of TTP.

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  • ChristianConvertMuslim
    Nov 24, 2013 - 11:46PM

    @PakiMujahid:
    You are the first person i know of who claims to convert to christianity. What made you do so? Mind sharing?

    I was hindu and after studying religions including hinduism, christianity, islam and buddhism, i became a muslim and so have 100000s of others in the west and everywhere (islam is the most converted to religion and no you cannot be forced in the west before you play this card)

    are we all ignorant? Or are you trolling?

    pls respect our belief, we respect yours

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