As worshippers gather, Pakistani city endures second deadly blast in two days
Pakistani Shiite Muslims march during a religious procession on the ninth day of holy month of Moharram in Karachi.
November 26th, 2012
01:44 AM ET

As worshippers gather, Pakistani city endures second deadly blast in two days

By Nasir Habib and Shaan Khan, CNN

Islamabad, Pakistan (CNN) - For the second time in two days, a deadly blast shook a northwest Pakistani city as worshippers marked the sacred holiday of Ashura.

The explosion occurred near a Shiite Muslim procession in Dera Ismail Khan. The bomb was planted inside a bicycle repair shop, killing five people and injuring more than 70 others, said Mian Iftikahr Hussain, the provincial information minister.

The spokesman for the Pakistani Taliban, Ihsanullah Ihsan, said the group would continue "its mission" and attack Shiite Ashura processions across Pakistan.

- A. Hawkins

Filed under: Islam • Pakistan • Terrorism

soundoff (81 Responses)
  1. Pravda

    Crazy that if the Muzzies aren't trying to kill Americans or Jews, they try to kill each other. I think we should just fence off the Middle East and let them have at each other. Fewer terrorists we will have to deal with later...

    November 28, 2012 at 11:14 pm |
  2. Reality

    Some 21st century reality:

    3. Mohammed was an illiterate, womanizing, lust and greed-driven, warmongering, hallucinating Arab, who also had embellishing/hallucinating/plagiarizing scribal biographers who not only added "angels" and flying chariots to the koran but also a militaristic agenda to support the plundering and looting of the lands of non-believers.

    This agenda continues as shown by the ma-ssacre in Mumbai, the as-sas-sinations of Bhutto and Theo Van Gogh, the conduct of the seven Muslim doctors in the UK, the 9/11 terrorists, the 24/7 Sunni suicide/roadside/market/mosque bombers, the 24/7 Shiite suicide/roadside/market/mosque bombers, the Islamic bombers of the trains in the UK and Spain, the Bali crazies, the Kenya crazies, the Pakistani “koranics”, the Palestine suicide bombers/rocketeers, the Lebanese nutcases, the Taliban nut jobs, the Ft. Hood follower of the koran, and the Filipino “koranics”.

    And who funds this muck and stench of terror? The warmongering, Islamic, Shiite terror and torture theocracy of Iran aka the Third Axis of Evil and also the Sunni "Wannabees" of Saudi Arabia.

    Current crises:

    The Sunni-Shiite blood feud (e.g. Iraq, Syria and Pakistan) and the warmongering, womanizing (11 wives), hallucinating founder.

    November 28, 2012 at 7:51 am |

    There is only ONE MESSAGE on earth now
    that can definitely end the war and all kind of bloody feuds and conflicts within and/or between all Religions and Sects;
    and here it is
    for all Peace Loving and Truth Seeking intelligent Humans all over the world now:


    November 28, 2012 at 2:10 am |
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