Suicide bombers attack Shia march in Pakistan

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The Independent Online

Three suicide bombs exploded during a Shia procession in Pakistan yesterday, killing at least six people and wounding 88.

The attackers in the eastern city of Lahore appeared to be Sunni extremists, who consider the minority Shias to be infidels. There has been a lull in such attacks in recent months because of the devastating floods.

The bombs exploded at three sites as thousands of Shias marched in their traditional mourning parade for the caliph Ali, one of Shia Islam's most revered holy men. Following the explosions, an angry mob set fire to a police station.