Shia Community

  • Violence during religious procession leads to tension in Bazar Khala 31-07-2013 07:36 PM

    Tension gripped areas of old city in Lucknow on Wednesday when two groups of same sect allegedly indulged in arsonand resorted to brickbatting during a religious procession inBazar Khala. "The incident took place this morning when the processionof 21st Ramzan with 25,000 people was being taken out in oldcity by...
  • 40 people killed as twin suicide bombs rock northwest Pakistan 27-07-2013 07:36 AM

    At least 40 people were killed when twin suicide bombings ripped through a town in northwest Pakistan's restive tribal belt on Saturday in a sudden surge in violence against the minority Shia community. State-run Radio Pakistan said that at least 40 people were killed and over 100 injured in the...
  • 717 people died in Pakistan in religious violence: USCIRF 18-07-2013 05:59 AM

    Washington: At least 717 people were killed and 1108 injured in 203 targeted violence against religious communities in Pakistan since January last year, a report released by a Congress established independent commission has said. Among those killed included two Hindus and one Sikh, said the "Pakistan Religious Violence Project" report...
  • Pakistan: Blasts in Quetta, Karachi kill 7, 60 injured 24-04-2013 07:59 AM

    Islamabad: Seven persons were killed and over 60 others injured in five bomb attacks in the Pakistani cities of Quetta and Karachi on Tuesday, including one that was carried out by a suicide bomber who was trying to target the minority Shia Hazara community. The suicide attacker detonated his explosives-laden...
  • Suicide bomber strikes at Quetta rally, 59 killed 03-09-2010 04:39 PM

    Quetta, Pakistan: A suicide bomber struck a rally in the Pakistani city of Quetta on Friday, killing up to 59 people in the second major attack this week, piling pressure on a government struggling with a flood crisis. The attack on the Shi'ite rally expressing solidarity with the Palestinian people...
  • 8 killed, 35 injured in Pakistan blast 05-02-2009 08:41 PM

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