Pakistan: Attacks on imambargah, mosque claim 4 lives in Karachi, Peshawar

20th Sep 2013
Pakistan: Attacks on imambargah, mosque claim 4 lives in Karachi, Peshawar

KARACHI/PESHAWAR, (The News): Successive attacks on places of worship in two major cities of Pakistan left at least four dead and dozens injured on Thursday night, Geo News reported.

 

According to details one person died and nine more were critically wounded after sectarian terrorists hurled a hand grenade at an Imambargah in Karachi.

 

The attack took place in Majeed Colony’s Sector II, in the bustling eastern neighbourhood of Landhi.

 

“Attackers threw a hand grenade on an Imambargah [Shi’a Muslim religious centre], wounding nine people and killing one,” Additional Inspector General of Police (AIG) Shahid Hayat said.

 

Hours after the Karachi Imambargah attack, a similar act of violence was reported from Peshawar in which suspected sectarian extremists pelted  a mosque with grenades, located in Achini Bala area, killing three people and injuring scorers of others late on Thursday.

 

According to reports, armed men stormed the Perano Mosque, which falls in the remits of Sarband Police Station and carried out the attack when a large number of Tablighi Jamaat members was staying at the mosque.

 

Tablighi Jamaat is a religious (Deobandi, Sunni Islam) movement based on the principle of the “Work of the Prophet” inviting to Allah in the manner of Hazrat Muhammed (PBUH).

 

Analysts say it could be a reaction of Karachi Imambargah attack.

 

http://www.thenews.com.pk/article-119010-Attacks-on-imambargah,-mosque-claim-4-lives-in-Karachi,-Peshawar

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