The pink bus was pockmarked with bullet holes and blood saturated the seats and dripped out of the doors on to the concrete.
"As the gunmen climbed on to the bus, one of them shouted, 'Kill them all!' Then they started indiscriminately firing at everyone they saw," a wounded woman told a television channel by phone.
Police Superintendent Najib Khan told Reuters there were six gunmen and that all the passengers were Ismailis, a minority Shi'ite Muslim sect. Pakistan is mostly Sunni.
Militant group Jundullah, which has attacked Muslim minorities before, claimed responsibility. The group has links with the Pakistani Taliban and pledged allegiance to Islamic State in November.
"These killed people were Ismaili and we consider them kafir (non-Muslim). We had four attackers. In the coming days we will attack Ismailis, Shi'ites and Christians," spokesman Ahmed Marwat told Reuters. (Continue Reading.)
Wednesday, May 13, 2015
Pakistan: Sunnis Kill 43 Shi'ites on Bus in Karachi
Sunnis and Shias have been killing each other for nearly fourteen centuries. But we're not allowed to have a serious conversation about the violence, because that would require a discussion of Muhammad's teachings. So the violence continues, with no end in sight.