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Shiaene betaler for sine religiøse høytider med sitt blod. Det var to kraftige eksplosjoner i Karachi fredag og en av dem var utenfor sykehuset hvor de sårede fra den første eksplosjonen ble brakt.

Det er vanskelig å kalle det noe annet en utstudert bestialitet. Sinnet er stort i Karachi lørdag når ofrene skal begraves. 25 ble drept og 150 såret.

Two bombs planted on two buses carrying Shia worshippers were detonated simultaneously on Friday killing 12 people and wounding more than 40 others, police said.

A second blast went off outside a hospital entrance where the wounded were being taken, reportedly killing another 13 people, witnesses said.

A third bomb was defused in the hospital car park, police said.

Major Aurang Zeb, a paramilitary spokesman in Karachi, said on Saturday that security forces were on maximum alert ahead of the funeral in the Malir area of the southern port city.

«It looks like there’s no government in Pakistan,» Syed Shabbir Hussain, who lost a cousin in the first blast, said.

«They always say that there are militants here, and that they will attack. And then they attack, but the police and the government do nothing.»

Shia Muslims in Pakistan are marking Arbaeen – the end of a 40-day mourning period for Imam Hussein, a grandson of the Prophet Muhammad who was killed in a seventh century battle in Karbala.

Karachi mourns bomb attack victims