Pakistan thanks Taliban for not attacking Shias on holy day

Published 8 December 2011

Following the deadly terrorist attacks in Afghanistan on Tuesday, Pakistan’s interior minister Rehman Malik thanked the Taliban for not attacking Shia Muslims during their religious rituals; Tuesday marked the holy day of Ashura, which commemorates the martyrdom of Imam Hussain; “I am thankful to the Taliban who did not carry out any attack on Shia Muslims and showed respect to their rituals,” Makik said; “I hope they would also remain peaceful in future, lay down arms and work together with us for the security of the country”; in the past the Taliban have attacked Shia Muslims in Pakistan

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