A suicide bomber killed 23 and injured at least 62 people including 8 children on November 22, 2012 in Pakistan.
The bomber targeted Shia Muslim commemorating Muharram on Wednesday in the city of Rawalpindi, next to the capital of Islamabad. The bombing followed two others which resulted in death of one and injuring several citizens near a Shia mosque in the city of Karachi.
Shia Muslims commemorate the holy month of Muharram in which the tragedy of Ashura happened. On the day of Ashura, Imam Hussain – the Prophet Muhammad’s grandson- was tortured and killed along with his family and young children in a very inhumane forced war.
Every year, in the month of Muharram, a number of bombings take place resulting in the death of many Shia, especially in Pakistan.
The guardiannews.com of United Kingdom reports Anti-Shia groups openly accepted the responsibility of the bombings and admitted they are at war with Shia and will continue attacking them.