Dismiss Notice
Welcome to IDF- Indian Defence Forum , register for free to join this friendly community of defence enthusiastic from around the world. Make your opinion heard and appreciated.

At least 50 killed in suicide attack on Pak Sufi shrine claimed by IS

Discussion in 'South Asia & SAARC' started by Tejasmk3, Feb 16, 2017.

  1. Tejasmk3

    Tejasmk3 2nd Lieutant FULL MEMBER

    Joined:
    Oct 22, 2016
    Messages:
    314
    Likes Received:
    611
    Country Flag:
    India
    At least 50 killed in suicide attack on Pak Sufi shrine claimed by IS

    At least 50 people were killed and more than 100 others injured when a suspected suicide attacker blew himself up at a Sufi shrine in Pakistan’s southern Sindh province on Thursday, the latest in a string of terror attacks in the country this week.

    Islamic State claimed responsibility for the bombing, the terror group’s news agency Amaq reported.

    The explosion occurred at the Lal Shahbaz Qalandar shrine in Sehwan town when a large number of people had gathered for ‘dhamaal’ (a Sufi ritual), Pakistani media reported.

    Large crowds frequent the famed shrine, which has the mausoleum of Sufi saint Lal Shahbaz Qalandar, on Thursdays.

    The injured have been shifted to nearby hospitals, where several of them are stated to be in a critical condition, state-run Radio Pakistan reported.

    Pakistan Armed Forces spokesperson Maj Gen Asif Ghafoor tweeted that army and Rangers have been deployed to the site for medical support.

    Pakistan Air Force’s C 130 planes will lift injured from Nawab Shah airport and Navy helicopters will take victims from Sehwan and surroundings, he said in the tweet.

    Recent terrorist attacks are being carried out “on directions from hostile powers and from sanctuaries in Afghanistan. We shall defend and respond,” he said.

    Police official Muhammad Rashid said the shrine was the target of a suicide attack.

    This was the fourth major terror attack in the country in five days.

    On Wednesday, seven people were killed when suicide bombers targeted a van carrying judges in Peshawar and a government compound in the restive Mohmand region. Those attacks came two days after a suicide bombing in Lahore, the capital of Punjab province, killed 13 people and injured dozens.

    The Jamaat-ul-Ahrar, a faction of the Taliban, claimed the attacks in Mohmand agency and Lahore while the Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan claimed the attack in Peshawar.

    Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and army chief Gen Qamar Bajwa have vowed to fight the new wave of terrorism, which broke a relative lull across the country in recent months. The manner in which the attacks are taking place suggests that the country's fight against terrorism is not yielding results.
     
    PARIKRAMA likes this.
  2. MilSpec

    MilSpec Mod Staff Member MODERATOR

    Joined:
    Jun 30, 2011
    Messages:
    935
    Likes Received:
    1,677
    Country Flag:
    India
    rip. sad news.
     
    PARIKRAMA likes this.
  3. GSLV Mk III

    GSLV Mk III Captain FULL MEMBER

    Joined:
    Dec 1, 2016
    Messages:
    1,128
    Likes Received:
    1,662
    Country Flag:
    India
    They are calling it Indian conspiracy against CPEC though IS has claimed responsibility
     
  4. Kalmuahlaunda

    Kalmuahlaunda Lieutenant FULL MEMBER

    Joined:
    Oct 21, 2016
    Messages:
    576
    Likes Received:
    1,080
    Country Flag:
    India
    Haha they don't know what to do. ISIS is openly claiming they did that, yet they are blaming India.
     
  5. IndiranChandiran

    IndiranChandiran BANNED BANNED

    Joined:
    Jan 31, 2017
    Messages:
    695
    Likes Received:
    793
    Country Flag:
    India

    What else can we expect from their lot ?
     
  6. SrNair

    SrNair Captain FULL MEMBER

    Joined:
    Oct 28, 2016
    Messages:
    1,115
    Likes Received:
    1,350
    Country Flag:
    India
    Mard I momins already got the culript .India:D
     
    Abingdonboy, Nilgiri and PARIKRAMA like this.
  7. Tejasmk3

    Tejasmk3 2nd Lieutant FULL MEMBER

    Joined:
    Oct 22, 2016
    Messages:
    314
    Likes Received:
    611
    Country Flag:
    India
    The death toll is now 70...
    They have already blamed India for it, despite the IS taking responsibility.

    More interestingly, people have some hate for Bajwa, he doesnt seem to enjoy the kind of following and image his predecessor had. Have the number of terror attacks gone up? Also many people openly taking bad or saying their "army cant do anything" "our ISI is only good for abducting innocents"...a bit strange have never heard pakistani reaction like that before.


    Some saying the shrine looked like a "Pagan festival circus" sort of justifying the attack. Expect these will be deleted.
     
    Rain Man, Levina, Abingdonboy and 5 others like this.
  8. SrNair

    SrNair Captain FULL MEMBER

    Joined:
    Oct 28, 2016
    Messages:
    1,115
    Likes Received:
    1,350
    Country Flag:
    India
    They never learns .Never ever.
    I told the Indians members in there to avoid that thread
     
    Rain Man, Abingdonboy, Bregs and 3 others like this.
  9. IndiranChandiran

    IndiranChandiran BANNED BANNED

    Joined:
    Jan 31, 2017
    Messages:
    695
    Likes Received:
    793
    Country Flag:
    India
    Judging by the reactions on PDF , they seem to exist on another planet .Any such incident by the Taliban in Afganistan & the Afghan Govt & it's defence forces are to blame for their ineptitude .

    A similar incident in India and depending on where it's carried out & who are it's chief victims - it's either a RAW sponsored operation to discredit Pakistan ( as if they need any further discrediting ) or its the RSS / BJP / VHP conspiring or its the local muslims ( in some rare cases ) reacting to oppression inflicted on them by the majority community .

    That usage of non state actors for such heinous acts can be a two way street , particularly given the radicalised groups out there pursuing their own agenda is totally lost in translation.

    I've seen, read & heard of mass hysteria / delusions but our western neighbour takes the cake particularly the netizens of PDF.
     
  10. Dagger

    Dagger 2nd Lieutant FULL MEMBER

    Joined:
    Oct 25, 2016
    Messages:
    322
    Likes Received:
    485
    Country Flag:
    India
    May the souls find peace.

    ISIS is hitting in Sindh. Next door. Thats a chilling thought.
     
    SrNair and nair like this.
  11. SrNair

    SrNair Captain FULL MEMBER

    Joined:
    Oct 28, 2016
    Messages:
    1,115
    Likes Received:
    1,350
    Country Flag:
    India
    This is just a beginning.You have 3000 of them on training (according to Indian intelligence) in Nangrahar in Afghanistan .Around 100 of them are Indians.
    This is just a beginning.
     
    Rain Man and Dagger like this.
  12. Dagger

    Dagger 2nd Lieutant FULL MEMBER

    Joined:
    Oct 25, 2016
    Messages:
    322
    Likes Received:
    485
    Country Flag:
    India
    Could also quickly be the end for them. If we know the location, we must pop them. Pak should actually.
    Only political will needed.

    But the Indian part is the scary one. I dunno how good our screening for returnees is.. we should take them out when they are in one place now.
     
    SrNair, Rain Man and Abingdonboy like this.
  13. Som Thomas

    Som Thomas FULL MEMBER

    Joined:
    Nov 16, 2016
    Messages:
    98
    Likes Received:
    193
    Country Flag:
    India
    Rip!!!.

    As Hillary said once: “You can't keep snakes in your backyard and expect them only to bite your neighbors. You know, eventually those snakes are going to turn on whoever has them in the backyard.”
     
  14. IndiranChandiran

    IndiranChandiran BANNED BANNED

    Joined:
    Jan 31, 2017
    Messages:
    695
    Likes Received:
    793
    Country Flag:
    India
    It's not the ISIS at all.Its a local group ( formerly the LeJ now the LeJ - Al Ajami - a splinter group ) a franchise as it were claiming to be the ISIS.

    Brands are important as any marketing guru will tell you.Gone are the days when Al Qaeda used to command respect amongst the Khwarij. It's viewed as KG stuff now .

    Its the survival of the fittest out there.More bang for buck - that's the mantra .no shortcuts to success.w ho dares wins.More extremism better the chances of attracting followers .It's no longer what it used to be .Being a terrorist isn't easy these days .Ask the Taliban or Al Qaeda cadres( hell - even the Russians & Iranians think they're the good guys.you can imagine the plight of a true blue wahabi Talib or Al Qaeda operative .Do I take this as a compliment or what ? ) .They'd second what I've written here.Nostalgia is all they have .
     
    SrNair, Rain Man and Dagger like this.
  15. VCheng

    VCheng RIDER GEO STRATEGIC ANALYST

    Joined:
    Oct 13, 2010
    Messages:
    1,181
    Likes Received:
    1,787
    As President Obama said a while ago, ""instability will continue for decades in many parts of the world including Afghanistan and Pakistan". He was correct.
     

Share This Page