A suicide bomb in Muzaffarabad, Pakistan-administrated Kashmir, killed at least 15 and injured over 100 in an attack on a Shi’ite religious procession marking the Ashura holy period Dec. 28, while another explosion near a procession in the port city of Karachi injured 35. Police said the Karachi blast was triggered by a build-up of gas in a manhole, but doctors who treated the victims found pellets in the bodies, suggesting that an explosive device was detonated. (ANI, Dec. 28)
The blasts came hours after at least eight militants were killed in air strikes and clashes with government troops in Orakzai Agency in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas. Government forces reportedly targeted members of the Sturikhel tribe. (Daily Times, Dec. 28)
Its really getting a little hard to believe all the conspiracy theories around the Pakistan terror, isn’t it?