Religion of High Explosives
LAHORE, Pakistan (Reuters) - A suicide bomber killed four people as he shot his way into a Shi’ite Muslim mosque and blew himself up in the Pakistani city of Lahore Sunday, emergency workers said.
The attack was the latest in a spate of sectarian attacks in Pakistan that has fueled fears of a flare-up in violence between minority Shi’ite and majority Sunni Muslims.
Witnesses in the eastern city of Lahore said a man opened fire on a security guard who tried to stop him entering the mosque, then blew himself up inside.
At the entrance to the mosque was a large pool of blood and body parts, including the head of a child, were strewn around.
Women wailed and beat their chests and heads while male worshippers shouted angry slogans and attacked two policemen.