Shiite Muslims

  • Suicide bomber attacks Iraq funeral, killing 11 September 14, 2013

    Baghdad: Officials in Iraq say a suicide bomber has attacked a funeral for members of an ethnic minority in the country, killing 11 people. Police say a suicide bomber set off an explosive belt inside a funeral held by members of Shabak minority near the northern city of Mosul on Sunday...
  • Bomb attacks kill at least 58 people in Iraq, informs official August 28, 2013

    A coordinated wave of bombings tore through Shiite Muslim areas in and around the Iraqi capital early on Wednesday, killing at least 58 and wounding many more, officials said. The blasts, which came in quick succession, targeted residents out shopping and on their way to work. The attacks are the latest in...
  • Car bomb kills 20, injures 120 in Hezbollah's Beirut stronghold August 16, 2013

    A powerful car bomb struck the southern Beirut stronghold of Lebanon's militant Hezbollah group on Thursday, killing 20 people, wounding 120 and trapping many others inside damaged buildings, witnesses and emergency officials said. The blast, a month after another car bomb wounded more than 50 people in the same district of...
  • Syria war widens rift between Shi'ite clergy in Iraq, Iran July 21, 2013

    Najaf: The civil war in Syria is widening a rift between top Shi'ite Muslim clergy in Iraq and Iran who have taken opposing stands on whether or not to send followers into combat on President Bashar al-Assad's side. Competition for leadership of the Shi'ite community has intensified since the US-led invasion...
  • Bombs, clashes kill at least 60 in Iraq: Officials July 3, 2013

    Baghdad: Insurgents unleashed a new wave of attacks on Tuesday in Iraq, killing at least 53 people, officials said, the latest in a surge in violence across the country that has raised concerns over a return to sectarian bloodshed. Also, seven militants were killed. There was no claim of responsibility for...
  • Bomb blasts in Iraq kill at least 43 people July 2, 2013

    Baghdad: At least 43 people were killed in bomb attacks across Iraq on Tuesday, with nine explosions in busy markets and commercial areas of the capital Baghdad, police and medics said. The deadliest attack was in the mainly Shi'ite Muslim Shaab district of northern Baghdad, where twin car bombs killed eight...
  • Iraq violence: Baghdad bomb attacks leave 25 dead May 31, 2013

    Baghdad: A series of bombs battered Shi'ite and Sunni Muslim neighborhoods across Baghdad on Thursday, killing at least 25 people in the worst wave of sectarian violence since civil war five years ago. The bloodletting reflects increasing conflict between Iraq's majority Shi'ite leadership and the Sunni minority, many of whom feel...
  • Rockets hit Beirut after Hezbollah vows Syria victory May 27, 2013

    Beirut: Two rockets hit a Shi'ite Muslim district of Beirut on Sunday, driving home the risk of spillover from Syria's civil war, after the head of Lebanese Shi'ite militant Hezbollah said it would keep fighting on the Syrian government's side until victory. It was the first attack to apparently target Hezbollah's...
  • Bomb attacks kill more than 70 Shi'ites across Iraq May 21, 2013

    Baghdad: More than 70 people were killed in a series of car bombings and suicide attacks targeting Shi'ite Muslims across Iraq on Monday, police and medics said, extending the worst sectarian violence since US troops withdrew in December 2011. The attacks increased the number killed in sectarian clashes in the past...
  • Pakistan: Shiite muslims continue protest after blasts January 13, 2013

    Karachi: Scores of Shiite Muslims took to the streets of Karachi, Pakistan to protest against the Quetta killings. More than a hundred people, predominantly of the Shiite sect, were killed after bomb attacks there earlier this week. Protests began in Quetta on Friday when people staged protests and refused to bury...
  • Pakistan: 19 killed in attack on Shiites December 30, 2012

    Quetta, Pakistan: A suicide bomber driving a vehicle packed with explosives rammed into a bus carrying Shiite Muslim pilgrims in southwest Pakistan on December 30, killing 19 people, a government official and eyewitnesses said. Earlier on Dec 30, 21 tribal policemen believed to have been kidnapped by the Taliban were...
  • String of blasts in Iraq capital kills at least 10 October 11, 2011

    Baghdad: A string of explosions targeting security officials and people who rushed to the scene to help the injured - killed at least 10 people in western Baghdad on Monday evening, officials said. The first explosion came from a roadside bomb in a Shiite neighborhood, targeting an Iraqi army patrol, a...
  • Bahrain declares martial law, violence flares March 21, 2011

    Manama: Bahrain's king declared martial law on Tuesday as his government struggled to quell an uprising by the island's Shi'ite Muslim majority that has drawn in troops from fellow Sunni-ruled neighbour Saudi Arabia. The three-month state of emergency will hand wholesale power to Bahrain's security forces, which are dominated by the...
  • Pak Taliban responsible for Quetta blast September 4, 2010

    Quetta, Pakistan: The Pakistani Taliban has claimed responsibility for a suicide bombing that killed at least 43 Shiite Muslims in southwest Pakistan on Friday. Pakistani Taliban commander Qari Hussain Mehsud said that though they were fighting the United States and the Pakistani government, "Shiites are also our target". The attack...
  • Blast rocks Pak hospital, 23 dead, 45 injured August 19, 2008

    Islamabad: At least 20 people were killed and about 50 injured when a suicide bomber blew himself up inside a hospital in a town in Pakistan's troubled northwest on Tuesday. Local officials in Dera Ismail Khan in North West Frontier Province told TV channels that the suicide bomber detonated his explosives...