September 20th, 2011
10:45 AM ET

26 killed in attack on bus in Pakistan

[Updated at 11:09 a.m. ET] A bus carrying Shiite Muslims was attacked Tuesday evening, killing 26 and wounding six, near the garrison city of Quetta in southwest Pakistan, senior police official Shanawaz Khan told CNN.

"This was a sectarian terrorist incident" said Khan, who added the passengers were on a religious pilgrimage to Iran when unknown assailants began firing on the bus.

The Mastung District, an area 40 kilometers (25 miles) south of Quetta, where the attack happened, has been the site of frequent violence between extremist Sunni and Shiite Muslim factions.

The attack on the bus was followed by another assault in Akhtarabad, a suburb of Quetta, where three men were shot in a vehicle, senior police official Hamid Shakeel told CNN.

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  1. krm1007

    A moment of silence and prayers for the departed.....
    Definitely the work of of hindu-indian extremists aka shiv sena probably teamed up with interested parties.

    September 20, 2011 at 11:02 am | Report abuse |
    • Reasonable1

      The article says Shiites were killed. Over there in Pakistan, the majority hates Shiites. Pakis kill them routinely in accordance with their holy book as commanded by their holy prophet. Their religion is so intolerant. This is sad.

      September 20, 2011 at 11:37 am | Report abuse |
    • osho

      alright alright stop crying Krm okayyy? come on eat your ham sandwich as its time to go to madrasas...get ready and don't forget to wear your fluffy pajamas as just incase if you are hear indians are here, at lteast no one will notice the sudden discharge from the rear end!..

      September 20, 2011 at 11:55 am | Report abuse |
  2. Andrew

    The country that provides safe havens to Taliban, LeT etc. and uses terrorism as state policy is reaping what it sowed. Its funny how Muslims are killing Muslims. Pakistan is a terrorist state and we need to stop sending aid to these beggars who are never grateful to anything we do.

    September 20, 2011 at 1:02 pm | Report abuse |