As Worshippers Gather, Pakistani City Endures Second Deadly Blast in Two Days

As Shiite Muslims mark Ashura, a sacred holiday that commemorates the death of Mohammed’s grandson in a battle that caused the split between Shiite and Sunni Muslims, the Sunni Taliban in Pakistan has claimed responsibility for deadly bomb blasts that disrupted the observance of Ashura, reports Nasir Habib and Shaan Khan of CNN. The spokesman for the Pakistani Taliban, Ihsanullah Ihsan, said the group would continue “its mission” and attack Shiite Ashura processions across Pakistan.

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