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Pro-Taliban militants attack Sufi shrines in Pak

Last Updated: Sunday, December 11, 2011 - 00:19

Islamabad: Pro-Taliban militants attacked
two Sufi shrines in Pakistan`s restive tribal belt on Saturday
though there were no reports of casualties, officials said.

The militants detonated a bomb inside the century-old
shrine of Sheikhullah Baba near Landi Kotal in Khyber Agency
early this morning, partially damaging the structure.

They also torched the shrine of Sheikh Bahadur Baba in
Kam Shalman area. There were no reports of loss of life in the
two incidents. No militant group claimed responsibility for
the attacks.

The Taliban have targeted several Sufi shrines in
northwest Pakistan in recent years. The militants claim the
practice of visiting shrine is "un-Islamic".

PTI

First Published: Sunday, December 11, 2011 - 00:19
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