Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Suicide bombing declared un-Islamic

Suicide bombing declared un-Islamic
Tuesday, December 08, 2009

PARACHINAR: Khateeb of Jamia Mosque Allama Muhammad Nawaz Irfani on Monday declared suicide bombing against innocent people an un-Islamic and inhuman act and asked the government to take steps for controlling such attacks.

He said innocent people, including children, women and elderly persons, were being targeted in suicide attacks, which were against the teachings of the religion. “Suicide attacks and killing of innocent people are forbidden in Islam,” he told a press conference.

A number of tribal elders were also present on the occasion. The Khateeb praised the services and sacrifices of security forces for restoring peace to Kurram Agency. He asked the government to open the roads and announce a special package for the affected people of the area.

source: http://www.thenews.com.pk/daily_detail.asp?id=212239

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

Two Pakistani brothers killed in Afghanistan

Two Pakistani brothers killed in Afghanistan

Monday, 07 Dec, 2009
The men were crossing Paktia province when abducted; they were later murdered despite the payment of ransom. Above: Militants in an undisclosed location in Afghanistan. —File photo

PARACHINAR: Two brothers hailing from Kurram tribal region were killed in the Lazza area of Afghanistan on Sunday.

Lal Hussain and Nanoki, who were coming from Peshawar to Parachinar via Kabul, were kidnapped by men of the Mangal tribe in Lazza area of the Afghan province of Paktia, their relatives told Dawn.

In retaliation, local tribesmen kidnapped two people of the Mangal tribe. After negotiations, it was decided that both sides would set free the kidnapped men.

The brother of the deceased, Ali Hassan, said the people kidnapped in Pakistan were set free, as per the understanding. But the group of kidnappers in Afghanistan killed the two Pakistanis even though a ransom of Rs2 million had been paid to them.—Correspondent

source: http://www.dawn.com/wps/wcm/connect/dawn-content-library/dawn/news/pakistan/09-two-pakistani-brothers-killed-in-afghanistan--szh-05