10:08 - January 28, 2017
News ID: 3462053
TEHRAN (IQNA) – Friday prayer worshippers in Quetta, Pakistan held a rally after the prayers yesterday to denounce acts of terrorism targeting Shia Muslims in the country.
 Quetta Worshippers Condemn Shia Killings in Pakistan

According to the Daily Jang, the rally was held at the invitation of the movement Majlis Wahdat-e-Muslimeen Pakistan (MWM).

The participants condemned the wave of terrorist acts against Shias, including last week’s attack in Parachinar and slammed the government’s inaction.

They also chanted slogans against Takfiri terrorist groups.

At least 25 people were killed and about 40 others injured after a bomb went off last Saturday in Parachinar city, the capital of Kurram tribal district near the Afghan border.

The blast rocked a crowded vegetable market in a mainly Shia Muslims area.

The outlawed terrorist group Lashkar-e-Jhangvi (LeJ) claimed responsibility for the attack.

The LeJ militant group has claimed responsibility for some of the most brazen attacks on the Shia community in Pakistan’s recent history, including a January 2013 bombing in the southwestern city of Quetta, where over 100 members of the Hazara community were killed.

The notorious militant group, believed to be working with both Daesh and al-Qaeda terrorists, has also turned its guns on government forces in recent years.

Security has been a main issue for the Shias as thousands of them have been killed as a result of militancy and attacks over the past decade.

The Shia community accounts for some 20 percent of Pakistan’s 200-million population.

Tags: IQNA ، Shia ، Muslims ، Pakistan
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