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Pakistan PM orders operation into Quetta blast

Feb 19, 2013 13:31 IST

#Pakistan   #Quetta blasts   #Raja Pervaiz Ashraf   #Shia   #Sunni  

Islamabad: Pakistan's prime minister has ordered on operation in the southwestern city of Quetta following a bombing targeting minority Shiite Muslims that killed 89 people.

A statement issued by Prime Minister Raja Pervaiz Ashraf's office on Tuesday provided no details about the operation or exactly who would be targeted.

Radical Sunni militants have targeted Shiites because they don't consider them to be real Muslims. AFP

Radical Sunni militants have targeted Shiites because they don't consider them to be real Muslims. AFP

It simply says that the operation aims to eliminate "those responsible for playing with lives of innocent civilians."

Meanwhile, thousands of Shiites protested for a third day in Quetta, demanding the army take control of the city and launch a targeted operation against sectarian militant groups like Lashkar-e-Jhangvi.

The group claimed responsibility for the bombing Saturday that killed 89 people and one in January that killed 86.

Radical Sunni militants have targeted Shiites because they don't consider them to be real Muslims.

AP