May 6th to 13th. 2016
Iraq witnessed a very bloody week as number of explosions and gunfire claimed life of at least 232 Iraqi Shia and wounded approximately 282 others.
On May 11th, four different explosions in busy Shia populated areas of North and West Kadhimiya, Anbar and Sadr City claimed 149 lives and wounded 227 people.
On May 12th, three gunmen armed with machine guns opened fire into the crowded Balad cafe and once police arrived at the scene, two of the attackers detonated their suicide vests killing 13 and wounding15 people.
Other explosions and gunfire in Baquba, Baghdad, Mahudiya, and Madain also killed and wounded many Iraqi Shia.
ISIS claimed responsibility of the most bombings.
Iraq is a Shia majority country led by Shia yet, this population are main target of terrorist groups who take advantage of the unrest and instability in this county.
May 12: Pakistani Frontier Constabulary (FC) forces Opened fire on peaceful protestors in Kurram Valley killing 4 Shia Pakistani. The protestors demanded government to lift the ban on the speakers who have been invited to the Shia ritual on Imam Hussein, Shia’s 3rd Imam, birthday celebration.
Kurram Tribal Agency is located in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas, Pakistan. Geographically, it covers the Kurram Valley region which is a valley in the northwestern part of Pakistan
The Frontier Constabulary (FC) is a paramilitary police force responsible for maintaining law and order in Pakistan.
Another Shia Pakistani, 40 year old Zaki40, was shot dead and two others were wounded in an armed attack in North Karach on May 7th.
Syed Khurram Zaki, the editor of political website Let Us Build Pakistan (LUBP), was also shot dead in North Karachi while sat in a tea shop with two friends on May 8th.