» 02/17/2017, 11.40
Pakistan's Catholic Church strongly condemns Sufi temple attack
The suicide attack caused 75 deaths, including 20 children, and over 200 injured. Islamabad imposed a crackdown on terrorism and closes the border with Afghanistan. Catholics fear violence even against the churches. Tomorrow will a youth march in Karachi.
17/02/2017 11:00:00 PAKISTAN
Sindh, Islamic State militant blows himself up in a Sufi temple: 75 dead and 200 injured
The attack took place in the temple of Lal Shahbaz Qalandar, in the city of Sehwan. 20 children among the dead The militant chose time when the place was crowded to attend a ritual dance.
14/11/2016 12:03:00 PAKISTAN
Balochistan, Catholic leaders condemn attack on Sufi shrine that left 52 deads
The explosion took place before sunset at the shrine of Shah Noorani, about 750 km south of Quetta. It is a place of pilgrimage from all over Pakistan and abroad. The faithful of Sufism are accused of heresy for rituals involving singing and dancing. Taliban extremists operative in the region and the Islamic State.
23/02/2017 13:43:00 PAKISTAN
"We are lying to ourselves,” says former Christian general after another bomb kills nine in Lahore
The latest is the eighth incident of violence in ten days. The bomb exploded in the city's commercial district, inside a building under construction. There are fears that some workers are still trapped under the rubble. A number of shops, banks and restaurants were also damaged. No one has yet claimed responsibility. There is little hope for a new military operation against the extremists.
18/02/2017 12:24:00 PAKISTAN
Pakistani police kill over 100 terrorists in raid following Sufi temple attack
The suicide attack in Sindh killed more than 80 people gathered in prayer. The National Action Plan against Terrorism was approved, but lacks the political will to put it into practice. "We must eliminate the Islamic religious element in the Constitution".
Two nationalised schools handed back to the Catholic Church
Islamic teachers and groups threaten nation-wide demonstrations. Some consider the decision illegal, calling it an atrocity.
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