Protests across Pakistan against Shia massacre

Protesters, including women and children, are holding sit-ins across Pakistan to voice anguish at the deadly suicide attack on a bus carrying Shia pilgrims in Mastung that claimed more than 25 lives.

The people of the Hazara Shia community carried the coffins of the pilgrims killed in the Mastung bomb attack and continued their sit-in protest in Quetta for the second consecutive day.

The outlawed Pakistani terrorist group, Lashkar-e-Jhangvi (LeJ) claimed responsibility for a bomb attack on Jan. 21 which it described as a suicide bombing, and warned of more such attacks.

Lashkar-e-Jhangvi are followers of Wahhabi sect of Islam which is the dominant sect in Saudi Arabia. It was formed during the period of Jihad against Soviet Union’s intervention in Afghanistan in the 1980s.

Shia Muslims have been targeted in Pakistan.

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