Attack on Ahmedi place of worship in Mardan

04 Sep

The memories of suicide attacks on Ahmadi Mosques in Lahore are still fresh in people’s minds. The suicide bombing is an addition in the woes of Ahmadi community in Pakistan. They are the ones who were declared non-Muslims by Zia and all their rights even as citizen of this country were taken away from them. Isn’t it strange that Muslims feel threatened if Ahmadis call their worship places as Mosques. Their social status has also been set as second rate citizens.

Above all, another Mosque of Ahmadis was targeted killing one Ahmadi in Mardan. What surprises me the most that these young boys, who become suicide bombers, do not find life interesting. And how easily they give up their lives for some reward which they hope to get God knows when, but at the cost of so many precious innocent lives.

And all the suicide bombing easily fit in the category of Jihad and ironically the suicide bombers kill people in the house of God-Masjid, which is highly contradictory. I have nothing to propose except that it is going to be a long journey; and education and prosperity could only be the possible tools to fight against terrorism.

Below is the story:

MARDAN: A suicide bomber blew himself up at the main gate of an Ahmedi place of worship in Muslimabad area during the Friday congregation. A man was killed and three people injured. DPO Wakif Khan told journalists that a boy, who appeared to be about 16 years old, detonated the explosives he was wearing when he was intercepted.

The DPO identified the deceased as Sheikh Amir Raza and the injured as Fahim, Abdul Salam and Toseef Ahmed. He said police had found one leg and an arm of the suicide bomber and sent them for forensic examination. Bomb disposal personnel said that seven to eight kilograms of explosives were used in the attack. A hand-grenade was also found at the site.

Police cordoned off the area and launched a search operation in nearby area, but no arrest was made till the evening. In May, about 100 people were killed in Lahore when militants stormed two Ahmedi places of worship. They later attacked a hospital where the injured were being treated.

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Posted by on September 4, 2010 in Ahmadis


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