Saturday, July 27, 2013

Shia Muslim Market In Northern Pakistan Rocked By Two Terrorist Bombs, Death Toll Hits 57

Ah yes, good old Ramadan.  That time of the year when the Muslim population of this planet doesn't budge an inch from the 1.5 billion due to every birth being offset with the bloody demises of thousands.

You know, it's a little bit like a Christmas where instead of opening a gift wrapped box of socks, you open a box wired to a detonator.

The story comes from Times of India.

Death toll from Pakistan bombing at 57

PARACHINAR, Pakistan: Officials say the death toll from a pair of overnight bombings at a busy market in a Shia-dominated region of northern Pakistan has risen to 57.

Hospital official Shabir Hussain and Shiite leader Hamid Ali said Saturday that another 167 were wounded in Friday's bombings in the town of Parachinar, which sits in the Kurram tribal area that borders Afghanistan to the west. The market was full of minority Shia Muslims who were buying items for their evening meal that breaks the daytime fast during the holy month of Ramadan.

Hussain said almost all the dead and wounded were Shias.

No one claimed responsibility, but authorities have blamed militant groups belonging to the Sunni Muslim majority for previous attacks.

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