Sun Dec 30, 2012, 01:47 PM
Eugene (17,337 posts)
Bomb Kills at Least 19 Shiite Pilgrims in Pakistan
Source: New York Times
By SALMAN MASOOD
Published: December 30, 2012
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — At least 19 Shiite pilgrims, including four women, were killed Sunday when their convoy of three buses in southwestern Pakistan was struck by a remotely detonated bomb, officials said. At least 25 other people were wounded in the attack in the Mastung district of Baluchistan Province.
The pilgrims were on their way to Shiite holy sites in neighboring Iran when the attack occurred. A pickup truck filled with explosives was detonated by remote control as the pilgrims’ convoy passed by on Sunday morning. The explosion destroyed one bus and damaged the other two. The wounded were taken to a hospital in the provincial capital, Quetta, officials said.
“Most of the dead bodies are completely burned,” said Maj. Nadir Ali, a retired army officer and a senior leader in the ethnic Hazara community.
Major Ali said the pilgrims had traveled from different cities and stayed in Quetta overnight before embarking on the 500-mile journey to Zahedan, Iran.
Read more: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/31/world/asia/bomb-kills-at-least-19-shiite-pilgrims-in-pakistan.html
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Bomb Kills at Least 19 Shiite Pilgrims in Pakistan (Original post)
Response to Eugene (Original post)
Sun Dec 30, 2012, 01:57 PM
Deep13 (38,519 posts)
1. Sunni Muslims killing Shi'ite Muslims over religious differences.
Hurray for faith.
“That which can be asserted without evidence, can be dismissed without evidence.” -Hitchens
Response to Deep13 (Reply #1)
Sun Dec 30, 2012, 02:13 PM
Igel (19,082 posts)
2. Yup. That's their slogan--"Walk on the Sunni side of the street." n/t
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