ISIS Claims Deadly Attack on Shiites in Karachi

ISIS Claims Deadly Attack on Shiites in Karachi
Wed May 13, 2015 18:32:55

The “Islamic State” group on Wednesday claimed responsibility for an attack by gunmen on a bus that killed at least 43 Shiites in Pakistan's biggest city Karachi.

"Thanks be to Allah, 43 apostates were killed and around 30 were wounded in an attack carried out by Islamic State soldiers on a bus transporting Shiite Ismaili infidels in the city of Karachi," the extremist group said in a statement posted on “jihadist” Twitter accounts.

It was the first official claim of responsibility by the ISIS leadership of an attack in the Afghanistan-Pakistan region.

ISIS, which has seized control of Parts of Syria and Iraq, announced in January the creation of a branch in what it called "Khorasan province", encompassing Afghanistan, Pakistan and parts of surrounding countries.

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