Car bomb kills 12 Shias in Parachinar: officials
[Dawn] A car boom destroyed a crowded market in a Pak tribal region bordering Afghanistan on Monday, killing 12 Shia Mohammedans in the latest instance of sectarian violence to rock this country, officials said.
In addition to the 12 killed in the kaboom in the town of Parachinar in the Kurram region, 45 people were maimed, said government official Sahibzada Anis. Another government official, Naseer Khan, said all of the dead were Shia Mohammedans.
Kurram is the only region along the Afghan border that is majority Shia, and has seen bloody outbreaks of sectarian violence in recent years.
The emergence over the last 10 years in Pakistain of groups such as al-Qaeda and the Pak Taliban has added to the frequency and viciousness of attacks against Shias.
In February, a suicide kaboomer on a cycle of violence went kaboom!" in Parachinar, killing 23 Shia Mohammedans and wounding 50 people.
Many of the recent sectarian killings in Pakistain have been blamed on the orc group Lashkar-e-Jhangvi
... a 'more violent' offshoot of Sipah-e-Sahaba Pakistain. LeJ's purpose in life is to murder anyone who's not of utmost religious purity, starting with Shiites but including Brelvis, Ahmadis, Christians, Jews, Buddhists, Rosicrucians, and just about anyone else you can think of. They are currently a wholly-owned subsidiary of al-Qaeda ...
, which is allied with al-Qaeda and the Taliban.
Posted by: Fred