Pakistan shiites refuse to bury bomb blast victims, saying they wish to take revenge for ‘honor killings’
A bomb blast in a Shi슬롯 머신ite mosque in Peshawar on Monday killed 38 people, including three civilians and wounding 130 others. The death toll could rise.
Mohammad A. Khan (AP)
The Islamic State (IS) militant group claimed responsibility for the attack, saying in a statement to its supporters that the bombing “was in response to the killing of our martyrs in the holy places”.
One eyewitness, Salma, said she had seen a car driving through a prayer room, after which a bomb blast went off inside.
Salma was at the Al Azhar mosque with her family. A family member said she had never before been so scared to go to mosque.
“It was scary,” said the friend, who asked not to be named. “My son was with me and I kept praying – it was too intense for us.”
Another witness, Farooq Ahmad, said the 서산안마car was parked in a courtyard on the front of the mosque, and he heard a loud explosion which followed. A few minutes later, he said the car and the nearby structure were engulfed in flames.
After the blast, he said, “I ran out of my house and told my friends not to try to save anyone.”
Shiite communities in Pakistan, where a growing number of people in Shia religious communities are targeted for murder, have protested in Pakistan against an Islamic State (IS) group on at least five occasions since 2009. The last bombing was in Peshawar in June 2014.
Since then, more than 50 people have been killed in three separate IS attacks, which have been linked to the group’s violent interpretation of Islam.
In early November, four people were killed and at least 140 wounded by a sui카지노 게임cide bomb which killed at least seven people and injured more than 20 others in a packed school in Peshawar.
The militant group has claimed the July 28 attack, saying it was “vengeance” for the killing of nine members of the Shia Hazara minority by the government of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.