Posts tagged as: pilgrims

Bomb attack on bus kills three pilgrims in Mastang

QUETTA:  Sectarian violence appears to be spiralling out of control in Balochistan. A roadside bomb ripped through a passenger bus carrying Shia pilgrims in Mastung district on Tuesday, killing at least three people and wounding about nine others. “It was a roadside bomb which targeted the bus,” Deputy Commissioner Irfan Shah said. He added that […]

Pakistani Taliban take Shiite pilgrims off busses systematically shoot them all

Pictured: a bus carrying passengers in Quetta, Pakistan. Pakistani Taliban today stopped a bus full of some 20 Shiite pilgrims and systematically shot the whole group, a brutal assault that raises … Quetta News Sources -2

Attack on Shia pilgrims in Quetta: death toll rises to 15

A rescue worker shouts for help as others wrap bodies in blankets at the site of a bomb attack in the outskirts of Quetta on Thursday. – Photo by Reuters QUETTA: The death toll in a car bombing targeting a bus in Balochistan rose to 15 as police on Friday arrested some two dozen suspects […]

Car bomb targeting pilgrims kills 13 in Quetta

QUETTA: A powerful remote-controlled car-bomb targeting a bus full of pilgrims on Thursday claimed the lives of 13 people, including a cop, and injur Quetta News Sources

‘Suicide’ blast: 14 killed in attack on Hazara pilgrims

QUETTA:  There is no respite for Balochistan’s capital. At least 14 people, including two policemen and a woman, were killed and 30 others were injured in what is believed to be a suicide attack on a bus carrying pilgrims returning from Iran on Thursday. Home Secretary Naseebullah Bazai told The Express Tribune that the attack […]

Car blast kills 11, including nine Shia pilgrims

A powerful remote-controlled car bomb targeting a bus killed at least 11 people including nine Shiite pilgrims in Pakistan’s insurgency-torn southwest on Thursday, police said. The incident took place in the Hazar Ganji area on the outskirts of Quetta city, the capital of the oil and gas rich Baluchistan province bordering Iran and Afghanistan. “A […]

Blast targets bus carrying pilgrims in Quetta, 8 killed

QUETTA: A blast in the Hazarganji area of Quetta targeted a bus carrying pilgrims from Taftan to the provincial capital on Thursday, Express News reported. Eight people were killed and several were injured as a result of the blast. Eyewitnesses said that the bus was carrying pilgrims from Taftan and it was targeted when it was […]

Aiding pilgrims: Cabinet approves Hajj Policy 2012 unanimously

ISLAMABAD:  The Federal Cabinet on Wednesday gave its unanimous approval to the Hajj Policy and Plan 2012. “After the signing of the bilateral annual agreement between Pakistan and Saudi Arabia, the Hajj Policy 2011 has been reviewed and modified after in-depth analysis and consultation with all stakeholders through Hajj workshops at Islamabad, Lahore, Karachi and […]

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