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India-Pakistan
Blast at religious rally near Jacobabad kills one
2013-02-21
[Dawn] A blast at a religious rally near Jacobabad killed one and injured at least 12 people on Wednesday, DawnNews reported.

According to reports, the kaboom, which police said was a remote-controlled kaboom, injured 12 people including the Pir of Qambar Sharif, Syed Hussain Shah.

Shafiq Hussain Shah, Shah's grandson, was killed in the kaboom, while another grandson was among those injured.

Police said the bomb, which was planted on the side of a road, was remotely detonated when a vehicle carrying Shah and his grandsons passed by.

The situation in Jacobabad became tense following the incident, while the Sunni Tehrik
...formed in Karachi in 1992 under by Muhammad Saleem Qadri. It quickly fell to trading fisticuffs and assassinations with the MQM and the Sipah-e-Sahaba, with at least a half dozen of its major leaders rubbed out. Sunni Tehreek arose to become the primary opposition to the Deobandi Binori Mosque, headed by Nizamuddin Shamzai, who was eventually bumped off by person or persons unknown. ST's current leadership has heavily criticized the Deobandi Jihadi leaders, accusing them of being sponsored by Indian Intelligence agencies as well as involvement in terrorist activities...
(ST) has called for a province-wide strike in Sindh on Thursday.

Meanwhile,
...back at the pool hall, Peoria Slim swung his cue at Hurley's head...
Muttahida Qaumi Movement
...English: United National Movement, generally known as MQM, is the 3rd largest political party and the largest secular political party in Pakistain with particular strength in Sindh. From 1992 to 1999, the MQM was the target of the Pak Army's Operation Cleanup leaving thousands of urdu speaking civilians dead...
(MQM) leader Altaf Hussain also condemned the attack, calling on the president to take immediate notice of the incident.
Posted by:Fred

#3  Just a grapeshot away from Robespierrabad.
Posted by: Dopey Sinatra9196   2013-02-21 17:50  

#2  That must be it. They were all the rage a few years back.
Posted by: Shipman   2013-02-21 06:59  

#1  Jacobabad --- settled by Jacobins?
Posted by: g(r)omgoru   2013-02-21 00:51  

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