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Pakistan's enraged Shias refuse to bury Quetta blast dead

Source : ANI
Last Updated: Sat, Jan 12, 2013 05:37 hrs

Islamabad: Pakistan's minority Shia community has protested over what it the 'lack of protection' in Quetta, and have refused to bury the people who were killed in a series of blasts.

Sunni militant group Lashkar-e-Jhangvi said it carried out the deadliest attack in Quetta on Thursday.

Members of the community on Friday laid coffins in the street, refusing to bury them, the BBC reports.

The president of the Shia Conference, Syed Dawood Agha, said that his community would not bury its dead till the army had given an assurance it would take administrative control of the city.

A relative of one of the victims, Fida Hussain, said that 'all security measures should be taken for their safety, adding that they 'will not bury them until the government fulfils all our demands.'

At least 119 people were killed in Quetta and in a separate attack in Mingora in the north-west.

According to the report, three days of mourning have been announced in Balochistan province after the blasts in its capital, on one of the deadliest days of bombings in Pakistan in recent years.




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