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November 25, 2012

Bombing strikes procession of Shia muslims in Pakistan

  • 6 people killed when a bomb blast struck a group of Shia muslims in Pakistan today, in a procession commemorating the holiday of Ashura.
  • 90 people injured in the blast; the Pakistani Taliban has committed a long line of sectarian attacks on the Shia community, this last week bringing the death toll to more than 30. source
16:23 // 1 year ago
January 5, 2012

Bloody day in Iraq as sectarian tensions deepen

  • 72 killed in Iraq by bombings in various Shia provinces source

» Danger and strife: Provincial government sources suggest grimly conventional tactics being used — a suicide bomber detonated himself amidst a group traveling to Karbala, and in Sadr City a man parked a motorbike near a group of day laborers seeking work, which exploded minutes after he left. The upheaval is both lethal and political; an arrest warrant is out for Iraqi Vice President Tariq al-Hashemi (a Sunni) on terrorism charges, which he denies. In response, the Sunni bloc of parliament has accused Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki of power monopoly and abuse, and threatens to boycott the assembly.

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14:20 // 2 years ago