Bina Shah: The Shai Genocide
On March 3, 2013 a vehicle carrying a bomb detonated in Abbas Town, Pakistan, killing 48 people, injuring 200, and destroying several apartment buildings in the Shia-dominated neighborhood. Photo: Nadir Burney via Flickr.
2013 has been an ominous year so far for Pakistan’s Shia Muslims, who are finding themselves the target of bombs and shootings aimed specifically at members of their community. Two bombs killed hundreds of Shias in Quetta, followed by another bombing in Karachi; all took place in areas where Shias live and work. In addition to this, many Shia doctors, professors, businessmen, and lawyers have been shot deadwhile they commute to work or are otherwise trying to conduct the business of their lives.
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