Shias targeted in Pakistan blast

Suicide bomber kills at least 12 Shia Muslims in the northwestern town of Hangu.

    Thirty civilians were injured in the blast [AFP]

    "It's all chaos here. I myself have seen four dead, two of them are children. I have seen four wounded women."

    Tensions between Pakistan's majority Sunni Muslims and Shias have made the road unsafe for minorities travelling to the nearby Kurram tribal region.

    Police recently had declared it safe, but Shias are provided security to travel through it.

    More than 4,000 people have died in sectarian violence between the country's Sunni majority and Shia minority since the late 1980s.

    SOURCE: Agencies


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    Interactive: Take a tour through divided Jerusalem

    Interactive: Take a tour through divided Jerusalem

    Take a tour through East and West Jerusalem to see the difference in quality of life for Israelis and Palestinians.

    Stories from the sex trade

    Stories from the sex trade

    Dutch sex workers, pimps and johns share their stories.

    Inside the world of India's booming fertility industry

    Inside the world of India's booming fertility industry

    As the stigma associated with being childless persists, some elderly women in India risk it all to become mothers.