Shia Community

  • Violence during religious procession leads to tension in Bazar Khala July 31, 2013

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

    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 bombings...
  • 717 people died in Pakistan in religious violence: USCIRF July 18, 2013

    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 April 24, 2013

    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 truck...
  • Suicide bomber strikes at Quetta rally, 59 killed September 3, 2010

    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 February 5, 2009

    Islamabad: Around eight persons were killed and over 30 others injured in a bomb blast near a prayer hall of Pakistan's minority Shia community in Dera Ghazi Khan town in Punjab province on Thursday. The blast occurred shortly before 1900 hrs IST when a large number of people had joined a...