Oddly enough, the “anti-Shiite militants” were Sunni jihadists. The ever-dreaded Islamophobic “backlash” remains elusive. “Six Anti-Shia Militants Arrested With 25000 kg of Explosives in Pakistan,” from the Ahlul Bayt News Agency, November 10 (thanks to Twostellas):
(Ahlul Bayt News Agency) – Pakistan Police has arrested six anti-Shiite militants, and seized 25000 kilogramme explosives from a poultry farm in Mandi Bahauddin in Punjab province.
The militants were preparing an explosive device for launching terror attacks in the holy month of Muharram (Imam Hussain Martyrdom) in Lahore, Multan and Faisalabad.
Two of them are expert in preparing suicide cars. These militants were being watched for the last six months.
The militants belonged to Swat, Swabi, Mardan, Bhakhar, Dera Ismail Khan and Quetta in Pakistan.
The Mourning of Muharram is an important period of mourning in Shia Islam, taking place in Muharram which is the first month of the Islamic calendar. It is also called the Remembrance of Muharram. Many of the events associated with the remembrance take place in Hussainia, Mosques and other religious places.