Last Updated: Oct 20, 2014 |
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Quetta, Oct 4, 2014: A suicide attack by Saudi-affiliated Wahhabi militants in HazaraTown has killed 7, including 3 women and 1 child, and injured at least 25, many in critical condition. The attack happened at the packed ‘Eid Bazaar’ near girls high school in Ali Abad around 8:30 pm local time. All the victims and injured are Hazaras.
Al-Qaeda affiliated Jaish-ul Islam terrorists have claimed responsibility of the attack. “Our organisation has carried out the attack,” Azam Tariq, a spokesman for the outfit, told reporters in a phone call from an unspecified place.
The Hazaras believe that Jaish-ul Islam is same as Lashkar-e Jhangvi (LEJ) – which uses different names as a tactic to appear much larger than it is. For example, the spokesman of the organization, Azam Tariq, has same name as the founder of Sipah-e Sahaba (SSP), parent organization of Lashkar-e Jhangvi (LEJ).
According to Hazara Organization for Peace and Equality (HOPE), Al-Qaeda affiliated terrorist outfits have thus far claimed responsibility for 165 separate attacks on Hazaras killing over 1400 and injuring over 3500 [ See Google Map of all attack locations ].
Human Rights organizations have accused Pakistani Establishment for providing safe havens to these terrorists.
Quetta is the provincial capital of the restive Balochistan province and the scene of the ongoing insurgency by the Baloch Nationalist militants fighting against Pakistani Government for an independent Balochistan. The Baloch nationalist militants say that terrorist attacks on the Hazaras is a government tactic to divert media attention from the active insurgency, and to try to pit the Hazaras and Baloch against each other.
The Taliban high command known as ‘Quetta Shura’ is also believed to be sheltered in and around Quetta city in safe houses provided by the Pakistani Government. AlQaeda and its Punjab-based affiliate, the Lashkar-e Jhangvi (from Jhang, Punjab) has a stronghold in the tiny town of Mastung in the outskirts of Quetta. LEJ has taken responsibility of almost all of the 165 attacks on Hazaras.
Note: Usually list is drawn right after the blast. Inconsistencies usually exist until they are verified at a later time. We will make a note once we confirmed it.
Source: Naweed-e Saher Welfare, NGO
M = Male; F = Female; s/o = Son of; d/o = Daughter of; w/o = Wife of
Note: Terrorists that killed these kids are Wahhabi / Deobandi and are funded by Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Kuwait, UAE (allies of United States and West). The Paksitani State is providing safe havens for these terrorists and fully complicit in the Hazara Genocide.
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