Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Militants target Shia Muslims in Parachinar

Militants target Shia Muslims in Parachinar
Mon, 07 Dec 2009
Political activists protest against the killing of Shias in Parachinar.
Pro-Taliban militants have killed at least three Shia Muslim tribesmen in the Parachinar area of northwest Pakistan.

A Press TV correspondent reported on Sunday that the assassinated tribesmen, including a father and two sons, belonged to a Shia Tori tribe.

“The Taliban opened indiscriminate fire on three members of the same family in Parachinar when they were working in the fields… killing them on the spot,” a regional government official said.

Shia Muslims in Pakistan's Kurram Agency have been facing a serious humanitarian crisis since November 2007 when pro-Taliban militants cut off the area from the rest of the country.

They have imposed a crippling blockade on the Shia communities in the region since then.

Local sources say more than 2,000 Shia Muslims have been killed in the region since the extremists launched a bloody campaign against them two years ago.

Militants in Pakistan have targeted several public places and military sites over the past few months.

source: http://www.presstv.ir/detail.aspx?id=113049&sectionid=351020401

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