Friday, June 21, 2013

Breaking News: Shiite Mosque In Pakistan Hit By Suicide Bombers, 14 Killed

It's not a good time to be EITHER a Christian or a Shia Muslim in the nation of Pakistan as today, yet another Shia mosque/madrassa was hit by suicide bombing islamists.  Even with two of the three bombers being stopped by security forces, the one bomber got through and did enough damage to kill 14 people.

And the streets of Pakistan turn red once more.

The story comes from DAWN.

Blast at Peshawar mosque kills 14

PESHAWAR: At least 14 people were killed and several injured Friday in a suspected suicide attack inside a seminary in Peshawar's Chamkini area, officials said.

Superintendent of Police Rural Shafiullah said three attackers tried to enter the Hussaini madressa but faced resistance by the security personnel posted at the place of worship. He said two attackers were prevented from entering the complex while one managed to enter the Imambargah after the guards were gunned down.

A loud blast was heard while the Friday sermon was underway at the Imambargah, which was preceded by gun firing, according to eyewitness accounts.

Other eyewitnesses said that the attacker shot at the guards posted at the entrance of the complex before entering the premises where the explosives were detonated.

The complex comprises of a madressa and an Imambargah, belonging to the Shia sect.

Condemning the incident, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Information Minister Shaukat Yousufzai Ali confirmed that 14 people were killed in the blast.

Bomb Disposal Squad official Abdul Haq told that six to seven kilograms of high intensity explosives and four kilograms of pellets were used in the blast.

Officials at the Lady Reading Hospital said four bodies and at least 30 wounded had been taken to the hospital. Several of the wounded were reported to be in critical condition.

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif condemned the incident and the loss of innocent lives while ordering immediate treatment of the victims.

1 comment:

Findalis said...

Not enough killed. We should just sit back and let them wipe each other out.