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25 Shias pulled off buses, executed in Kohistan

At least 25 members of the Shia community were killed when armed men intercepted four buses en route to Gilgit, lined the people up and opened indiscriminate fire on the passengers in Kohistan district on Thursday.
The incident occurred near Babusar Top of Kohistan. All four buses were on way to Gilgit and other northern towns from the federal capital.
Officials in Kohistan said the terrorists forced four passenger buses to a halt in the Thanda Pani area of Babusar Top on Thursday and dislodged the passengers off the vehicles.
Twenty-five of the passengers, after being identified as Shias, were forced into a line and shot dead in cold blood.
The exact identity of those killed could not be ascertained, but they were said to hail from various areas of Gilgit-Baltistan. The victims were on way home for Eid holidays.
Officials in Dasu, headquarters of Kohistan, said the attackers were donning army uniforms.
The Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan has claimed responsibility for the cold-blooded killings. Locals said all four buses were owned by a single private transport company. They said due to frequent ambushing of passenger buses on the Silk Route, transporters had chosen to travel along the Naran-Kaghan Road, but the terrorists, unfortunately, found a way to attack the buses on the alternate route as well. Just like in Balochistan, violent acts against Shias in the Northern Areas are also in progress since the last several years.
“Ten to 12 people wearing army uniforms stopped the buses and forced some people off the vehicles,” said Khalid Omarzai, administration chief in Mansehra. “After checking their papers, they opened fire and at least 20 people are reported to have been killed. This is initial information and the final toll may go up. They are all Shias,” he said. Earlier on February 28, gunmen in military fatigues hauled 18 Shia men off buses traveling from Rawalpindi to Gilgit in the northern district of Kohistan, shooting them dead in cold blood. On April 3, a Sunni Muslim mob dragged nine Shia Muslims from buses and also shot them dead in the town of Chilas, about 60 miles south of Gilgit.



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  1. Truth be told said:

    The curse of sectarianism is more serious than that of terrorism.The later could be a passing phase but the former is a scourge we have to live with. Only God can rid us of this scourge.

  2. Salman Tahir said:

    its a world big game plan to distory pakistan. Plz wake up this is not done by suni or muslim. The hands behind them are foreign lobi. They want us to fight each other. Islam is the name of peace

  3. Jaff Syed said:

    Please stop talking rubbish by putting everything on India and America. We have to admit that these re our people who re lead by some illetrate so called scholars who re just paid to spread their own Islam an they call shia's as kafir n have gone mad to reach jannat by killing shia's. Challas is an area where these people in majority..who follow this sect..shame on all those who would cry on drone attacks n would call is secterianism simply n stay quiet.

  4. abbas said:

    Cursed is Zardari & his government who are responsible for these atrocities on Shias for they cannot provide them with any protection.This is a bandit country with no law and order run by wahabi stooges.What is interesting is UN's silence in particular and the so called humam right's organizations who have not raised their voices – as this is not the first time this has happened.There is nothing "Pak" about pakistan a cursed country

  5. abbas said:

    Since when has the bullet or a sword been able to silence the principled Shias? Martyrdom is our victory – even in death we have defeated you – YA ALI MADAD

  6. Arjun Sharma said:

    those who wish to protect the criminals put such sectarian violence involvement of India or America.These are the shameful people who remain indifferent toward the woes of the families whose earning members are being killed for no reason or faults of theirs.All such killings must have tacit support of security agencies otherwise continuous killings could not have occurred.

  7. Tari said:

    I am in the US and several years back I attended a lecture in our local mosque. some foreign imam (Waleed al Basyouni) was invited to deliver lecture on the different sects in Islam.

    throughout the lecture he kept inciting hate against Shias, going as far as saying that they are worse than Kaffir.

    So you can imagine, if this kind of hatred is being preached in Muslim mosques in a country like the US, then what stuff may be taught in Madrassas in Pak.

    utter shame…

    • Hani said:

      totall agree, we say american are involved, india is involved, they are much better people than us, sadly,

  8. Muhammad Usman via F said:

    Happy independence day to Pak, country made on for sake of muslims…

  9. zardaritohell said:

    A complete breakdown of law and order. Utter incompetence on the part of Pakistan govt. to not be able to provide security to its citizens regardless of their religeon. In a civilized country, heads would roll and people would lose their jobs. Not in Pakistan though. Instead, people responsible for security will be awarded the highest medals and honors. Rehman Malik, Kiayani, IG Police and a bunch of others should not only be fired but they should also be prosecuted for criminal negligence. I hope all of this PPP govt. burns in hell. Their leader BB and her father ZAB are already there waiting for them. I hope they are being roasted on skewers. These people have totally destroyed Pakistan. Do we miss Musharraf yet?

    • awan said:

      Musharraf was the problem that is the reason we are in trouble sir u and ur family will be also roasted live

      • zardaritohell said:

        @awan, are you saying that this ppp govt is better than Musharraf's govt? I don't know which hole did you crawl out of buy you are totally out of touch with reality. And don't worry about me and my family. We are enjoying life to the fullest. Just worry about your own family because when you all get to hell there will be a red hot iron rod ready to be inserted in you and your family just like it is in BB and ZAB. I wonder which one of their holes is sore now?

  10. Jaff Syed via Facebo said:

    Country made by a Shia Muslim called Mohammad Ali Jinnah..supported by another Shia Allama Iqbal and both were declared Kafir by our so called jerks religious scholars of that time. They opposed Pakistan and its creation and called Jinnah a mad man…n now when Pakistan is there. They want to be the Masters of Pakistan and Islam and encouraging their people to kill fellow country men because they follow Shia Islam..May our people get enough sense to get rid of these bloody extremists. This is ridiculous simply to kill anyone, in the name of religion or faith.

  11. Salman Tahir via Fac said:

    its a world big game plan to distory pakistan. Plz wake up this is not done by suni or muslim. The hands behind them are foreign lobi. They want us to fight each other. Islam is the name of peace

  12. Waheed Irfan via Fac said:

    There is a great trap they are setting to trigger violation in our country. They killing punkabi's balochis and now Shia brothers. Guys plz be together. Dont fight on any cast or language.

  13. ali ibne abi talib said:

    Please please please KILL ALL THE SHIAS OF PAKISTAN !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  14. Muhammad Usman via F said:

    Look at all these claims with so much assurance. Lets hear a some proof? For once admit it that something is wrong within the country. *sigh*

  15. curse on rafzi said:

    shiye bhi to baaz nahi nate Sahaba (R.A) ki insult karne se

  16. Jaff Syed via Facebo said:

    Please stop talking rubbish by putting everything on India and America. We have to admit that these re our people who re lead by some illetrate so called scholars who re just paid to spread their own Islam an they call shia's as kafir n have gone mad to reach jannat by killing shia's. Challas is an area where these people in majority..who follow this sect..shame on all those who would cry on drone attacks n would call is secterianism simply n stay quiet.

  17. Jean Verlander said:

    As a Foreign woman (English), reading these comments makes me sick to my stomach. Pakistan has no hope whilst this hatred is deep inside of them. I live here in the UK amidst all Religions, and in relative harmony.

    • johnny cochran said:

      I take it that there are no more shouts of Paki B…..d when an Asian walk on your countries streets. Take your head out of your ass and wake up to the deep hatred that your fellow countrymen have for Muslims

  18. Arjun Sharma via Fac said:

    those who wish to protect the criminals put such sectarian violence involvement of India or America.These are the shameful people who remain indifferent toward the woes of the families whose earning members are being killed for no reason or faults of theirs.All such killings must have tacit support of security agencies otherwise continuous killings could not have occurred.

  19. Caring said:

    Kisne kaha, k jinnah or Allama iqbal shia thay? Ye bilkul ghalat bat he..or jo kuch kohistan me hwa ye sb, india, israel hi krwa raha he.!hamein apas me lrwane k leye

  20. daudkhanzalmay said:

    who were involved in kiilling of bugalies. in 71 it was mass killing. 2 millions bungalies were slaughtered and half millions bungalies were rapped. millions of pukhtoons have been torttured and killed using the slogan of country security of country and trillions of pukhtoon resources looted. who kinapped and killed thousands of mohajers and thousands of bloch…….. why thes religious groups agent of frangi and central punjab feudal fascist establishment…………bloch pukhtoons bungalies mahajers attacked continusly…was it not mass killing was it not genocide. here the blood of agents and fascists is only sacred. fascist contrlled media silent other major crimes in the past and today. we strongly condemned the bloodsheding of innocent people everywhere. the culprits must be bring to tak wether they invived in gilgit or pukhtoonkhwa and other places.

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