Babusar / Naran: 25 momineen embraced martyrdom when 2 coaches and a bus en-route to Gilgit from Rawalpindi was stop at Babusar Top (Naran), people were asked to un-board after checking their IDs and assassinated by un-known armed terrorists. The recurrence of tragedies with same modus operandi where-in yazeedi militants freely act and hold hostage innocent momineen ,ascertain their identity from their papers and from the marks of beating (Matam) in memory of Imam Hussain from their bodies,is a huge question mark over the effectiveness of the security and administrative apparatus ,which in many cases analysts believe is complicit and conniving with the yazidi terrorists.
Such links even in other national tragedies have also been proven on record ,like the Mehran Base tragedy . It is simply mind boggling ,if it is possible to carry out such dare devil attacks on innocent momineen audaciously in broad day light without strong complicity of the yazidi elements within such apparati.
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shareek-e-jurm na hotay to mukhbiri kartay!
The incident happened in the northwestern district of Mansehra as the bus was travelling between Rawalpindi and the northern city of Gilgit.
Officials said it was ambushed in the hills of Babusar Top, around 100 miles north of Islamabad, although they differed over details of the incident.
“Ten to 12 people stopped the bus and forced some people off the bus,” said Khalid Omarzai, administration chief in Mansehra.
“After checking their papers, they opened fire and at least 20 people are reported to have been killed. This is initial information and the final toll may go up. They are all Shias,” he said.
Local police official Shafiq Gul told AFP that the gunmen were masked, but said the victims were pulled from three separate vehicles in the district, which neighbours the Swat valley.
“They stopped three vehicles, searched them and picked up people in three batches of five, six and nine and shot them dead. They were all Shias,” he said.
Sectarian violence linked to Gilgit, a popular tourist destination for wealthy Pakistanis and expatriates who live in the country, has increased in recent months.
It is the capital of Pakistan’s far northern Gilgit-Baltistan region and is popular with mountaineers as a gateway to the Karakoram and Himalayan mountain ranges.
On February 28, gunmen in military fatigues hauled 18 Shia Muslim men off buses travelling from Rawalpindi to Gilgit in the northern district of Kohistan, shooting them martyr.
On April 3, a mob dragged nine Shia Muslims from buses and also shot them dead in the town of Chilas, about 60 miles south of Gilgit.
Please recite fatiha for those who have become victim of this tragedy and shohada-e-millat-e-Jaffaria Pakistan.