• Tuesday, December 06, 2022

ASIA

Thousands protest in Pakistan to demand security after deadly bombs

Protests over twin blasts in Parachinar, a town which has suffered most from militancy this year.

By: Eastern Eye Staff

Tens of thousands of people protested in a Pakistani town on Thursday (29) to demand better security after twin bombings in a market there last week killed 75 people, officials and witnesses said. Citizens of Parachinar began a sit-in protest soon after the two bombs went off last week on Friday (30) evening, as shoppers were out buying supplies in preparation for the breaking of the fast on one of the last days of the holy month of Ramadan. A faction of the Pakistan-based Sunni Muslim militant group Lashkar-e-Jhangvi claimed responsibility for the attack in a town where a large number of members of the Shi’ite Muslim minority live. The crowd, already angry over what they…

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