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Shia Muslim Hazaras Refusing To Bury Pakistan Bomb Dead

Pakistan Shia Muslim Hazaras Refusing To Bury BodiesShia Muslim Hazaras are enraged at what they consider to be a lack of protection from national and local forces, in the tide of repeated attacks.

A bomb on Saturday exploded through a busy market district, and killed at least 84 people while injuring another 169.

This  massive attack – the second this year – was carried out by Sunni militants.

As many as 4,000 women began a sit-in in Quetta, in south-west Pakistan, on Sunday evening.

They blocked a road and also refused to bury the Hazara dead until actions are taken against the bombers, according to the AFP news agency.

Qayyum Changezy, a local Shia leader told reporters that the protesters  “will not bury the dead until a targeted operation is launched”.
It has been reported that thousands of upset Hayaras moved the deceased bodies to a mosque, but then started protesting and chanting rather than proceeding with burying them.
Other protests and strikes have also been reported in other regions of the country, which include the capital city of Karachi.
Laskhar-e-Jhangvi, a Sunni militant group, has taken responsibility for the bombing that seered through a largely populated region of Quetta.

This attack was the second bombing in Quetta within thirty-days. Last month, bombers hit a snooker hall in the city, which killed 90 people.

Another bomb imploded  a Shia mosque earlier this month killing 24 people, raising the death toll to over 200 in less than two months this year, according to news reports.

Yesterday, Balochistan Governor Nawab Zulfikar Magsi said that local security forces were either “too scared or too clueless” to act.

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