13 dead in Lahore blast, 3 dead in Karachi, Pakistan
Pakistani men shift an injured blast victim to a hospital following a suicide bomb blast in Lahore, Pakistan.
January 25th, 2011
11:04 AM ET

13 dead in Lahore blast, 3 dead in Karachi, Pakistan

Suicide bombings targeting Shiite Muslims on Tuesday killed 16 people in Pakistan, 13 in Lahore and three in Karachi.

The Lahore blast occurred in front of a market and near a procession of
Shiite mourners commemorating the 40th day of Ashura, which observes the death
of the Prophet Mohammed's grandson.

In Karachi, a suicide bomber riding a motorcycle blew himself up next to
a police van at a security checkpoint outside another Shiite festival, police
said. Two police officers were killed in the blast. Police say Shiites were the
target.

The attacks reflect the sectarian violence that erupts in Pakistan from
time to time. Shiite Muslims are a minority in Pakistan, a Sunni majority
country.

Zahid Pervez, medical superintendent at a hospital in Lahore, told
reporters that dead bodies, including one woman, were brought to the hospital.
Police said at least four officers were killed. Pervez said 52 injured people
were also brought to the hospital, and 15 of them were in critical condition.

Shakir Ullah Shakir, a spokesman for the Fedayeen-e-Islam, said his group
targeted the Lahore procession and labeled the Shiites enemies of Islam.

The group is an offshoot of the Pakistani Taliban and Laskhar-e Jangvi. Both Sunni militant groups are notorious for targeting Pakistan's Shiites.

One of the senior leaders of Fedayeen-e Islam is Qari Hussein - widely believed to be the trainer of child suicide bombers for the Pakistani Taliban.

Nayab Haider, Lahore police spokesman, told CNN the suicide bomber was between 13 to 15 years old and that the boy tried to enter the procession carrying a bag.

Moments after police stopped him, the attacker blew himself up, Haider said.

Local TV reports showed footage of debris and rescue crews whisking away injured people.

Pakistani intelligence agencies had warned Shiite religious leaders in Pakistan's major cities about the threat of attacks targeting events commemorating the holy day.

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  1. LuckyNucky

    How can any Muslim claim that their religion is the correct one when all you do is kill. The True and Only One God is about love and peace. You Muslims morons pray to something other than God. What is it that you pray for that has not come to fruition? More death? Annihilation of your fellow man? How can you possibly have faith in anything while the urge to kill is so strong? You are putting a baby-killer on a pedestal, while you praise and pray the Devil.

    February 22, 2011 at 11:15 am | Report abuse |
  2. salerno

    It is horrible, the suicide bomber was very young. I bet he lost his parents in the war.

    February 2, 2011 at 12:18 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Malik Arshad Asim

    When this one incident happend i was standing one km away,i was reporting this procession live for News One tv,during my live video beeper i heared blast voice,when reached on the spot,i saw body partrs of inocent people spreaded every where, blood was spreaded at the road.those who are killing inocent people they are nor conciderd muslim and human being. (Malik Arshad Asim,Reporter/Producer News One Tv Pakistan)

    February 2, 2011 at 12:06 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Dindy..

    Salerno.....US army is not after women and children they are after Bin and his supporters. You are well educated person . Why dont you understand civilians and US all are in trouble because of Blasts happen all over. Taliban can come to peace process and change their way of ruling people and follow Jesus way yet Bin should be at courts for the crimes he did. And for misguiding youth to Blast them selves.

    January 30, 2011 at 11:27 pm | Report abuse |
    • salerno

      Taliban have their religion and will not come to peace talk before the americans are out of the country.
      US military are unsuccessfull in searching Bin Laden and other leaders, becouse they are killing innocent people in the process and are increasing their enemies.

      January 31, 2011 at 3:26 am | Report abuse |
  5. Dindy..

    Psalm 108.....33,34 ( He changes rivers into deserts...,and springs of water into dry land ..He turns the fruitful land into salty waste lands ..because of the wickedness of the people who live there.

    January 27, 2011 at 5:59 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Dindy..

    God is Almighty and nothing is and no one is too big for God !!! May God guide our brave soldiers Amen!!! May God be their shield!!! Amen.

    January 27, 2011 at 5:52 pm | Report abuse |
    • salerno

      Soldiers should desert following true Jesus teaching and not kill women and children. They are cowards.

      January 28, 2011 at 2:35 am | Report abuse |
  7. Michael V. Caldwell

    "ROAD TO PEACE" (film short)

    Opening Scene: (filmed in black & white, silent film)

    We see an old Soldier walking down a dirt road with a machine gun under his arm
    and carrying his young son on his shoulders.

    The young boy and his father are dressed in their combat clothing and the boy
    also has a machine gun gun tucked under his arm, suddenly they stop.

    (our camera pans to a person sitting on a large rock on the side of the road)

    We see the back of this person only, the person is wearing a black hooded robe
    with their hood raised up.

    (we pan back to the old soldier and his son)

    The old soldier places his son on the road then pushes him in the
    direction of the hooded stranger.

    The young boy walks cautiously up to the stranger with his gun drawn upwards

    as he gets closer we notice the person is small in stature then the boy points
    the gun at the back of the strangers head.

    The stranger turns around slowly then we see it is a young girl, the girl is

    the same age as the boy.

    The young girl places a daisy Flower in the barrel of the boy's gun.

    (at that instant our film changes to color and remains in color)

    Next, we see they young boy standing there with a blank look on his face he then

    drops the gun on the ground, the gun vanishes and where the gun was we see books

    instead.

    The boy picks up the books curiously, then turns and looks in the direction
    where his father was with an astonishment look.

    (we show a close-up on boys face then we pan our camera to the father)

    The boy's father is now standing there dressed in a white shirt and slacks and
    holding sets of plans tucked under his arm in the place of a gun.

    (we pan back to boy and girl)

    We see the boy standing there dressed in the same attire as his father, with
    books tucked under his arm in place of his gun staring at the girl that is
    still

    sitting on the rock, the girl has long curly brown hair and is now wearing white

    clothing, she also has books sitting next to her.

    Closing Scene:

    We see the backs of all three of them walking down the road towards the setting
    sun, the boy and the girl are holding hands both of them carrying books
    tucked under their arms.

    The father has sets of building plans tucked under his arm and is walking
    with his head up high.. Time To Build A Better Future..A New Future For All..

    Fade Out End...Or Beginning Of A Brighter Future For Our World..

    Written By Michael V Caldwell, Always...

    "THINKING OUT OF THE BOX FOR A BETTER FUTURE FOR OUR WORLD"

    January 27, 2011 at 11:19 am | Report abuse |
  8. salerno

    Dan – it is not Hussein creating suicide bombers, but the evil US nation and false christians like you.

    January 27, 2011 at 4:41 am | Report abuse |
  9. ShiiteSunniKurd

    Keep killing each other. Retards.

    January 26, 2011 at 8:40 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Saddam

    Dan you are an idiot you think you can trust the pakistany army they are behind every terror atack in afgan soil and they are protecting our beloved brother Osama Bin Laden who has been a real leader on our cause and remember he used to work for G Bush senior but they betrayed him that is why he became hostile any person would have done the same you americans are all traitors

    January 26, 2011 at 1:31 pm | Report abuse |
    • salerno

      Saddam – I agree with your judgment about Dan, but would like you give some esplanation about how the US betrayed Bin Laden.

      January 26, 2011 at 2:17 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dindy..

      Lies are from Devil. Go away !! spirit of lies!! Amen.

      January 27, 2011 at 5:50 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dindy..

      PSALM 108 ..33,34...
      (HE CHANGES RIVERS INTO DESERTS, AND SPRINGS OF WATERS INTO DRY LANDS. HE TURNS THE FRUITFUL LAND INTO SALTY WASTE LANDS..BECAUSE OF THE WICKEDNESS OF PEOPLE THERE.)

      January 27, 2011 at 6:01 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Saddam

    Dan you are an idiot

    January 26, 2011 at 1:26 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dindy..

      Saddam.. your are biggest Idiot here. If Pakistan Army help Bin your half brother they why Baby bins attack Pakistan also?

      January 27, 2011 at 5:46 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Dan in Lafayette,IN

    WE WILL KILL HIM WITH A HELLFIRE MISSILE FROM A DRONE! AS A MATTER OF FACT OUR DRONES WILL BE KILLING MANY IN NORTH WAZIRISTAN AND THE PAKISTANI ARMY WILL FOLLOW THEM WHEREVER THEY TRY TO HIDE!

    January 25, 2011 at 9:24 pm | Report abuse |
  13. dindy

    May God punish Quri Hussein!! Amen.

    January 25, 2011 at 9:21 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dan in Lafayette,IN

      OH He will,He said that anyone that would turn any of His children away from Him will have wished he was never born!

      January 25, 2011 at 10:05 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Dan in Lafayette,IN

    How many more lies can you tell?

    January 25, 2011 at 7:29 pm | Report abuse |
  15. salerno

    This violence betwen Sunni and shya should finish. There is no reason today to keep fighting.

    January 25, 2011 at 4:36 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dan in Lafayette,IN

      There's just too much hatred between the Shiite and Sunni Muslim,.salerno. This has been going on for over 1000 years and that's one reason Iraq soarly needs to be divided into three different states but the right-wing thugs in Washington,greedy for Iraqi oil just don't see things that way!

      January 25, 2011 at 7:00 pm | Report abuse |
      • Dan in Lafayette,IN

        I thought so too, but then phony boy you will have never ending war in the entire region! Got any more bright ideas?

        January 25, 2011 at 9:40 pm | Report abuse |
    • dindy

      gOOD POST SALERNO.

      January 25, 2011 at 9:10 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dindy..

      salerno.....soldiers cant do that. They have to face the law if they do.

      January 28, 2011 at 7:09 am | Report abuse |
      • salerno

        Many did and got shelter in other countries. The were wrong to sign up.

        January 28, 2011 at 8:43 am | Report abuse |
  16. Dan in Lafayette,IN

    So you deny the fact that Qari huissien trains children to be suicide bombers and is it OK for Sunni's to commit such acts?

    January 25, 2011 at 3:42 pm | Report abuse |
  17. Dan in Lafayette,IN

    And it is OK for a Sunni to train young boys to become suicide bombers and kill Shiites because they have different beliefs huh? The boy who done this most likely was brainwashed and may have not known right from wrong and may be saved, but Qari Hussien will have wished he was never born!!!

    January 25, 2011 at 2:44 pm | Report abuse |
  18. Dan in Lafayette,IN

    And this coward Qari Hussien uses children to do his dirty work, May God Punish him most severely!

    January 25, 2011 at 11:24 am | Report abuse |
    • dindy

      GOOD POST Dan in L

      January 25, 2011 at 9:10 pm | Report abuse |