The AP headline is “Hand grenade attacks kill 2, wound 30 in Pakistan.” As if these hand grenades just decided to pick themselves up and attack these Ismailis of their own volition. To have identified who picked them up and threw them would have been “Islamophobic.”
“Hand grenade attacks kill 2, wound 30 in Pakistan,” by Adil Jawad for the Associated Press, August 13:
KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) – Police say a pair of hand grenade attacks on minority Ismaili prayer houses in southern Pakistan have killed two people and wounded 30 others.
Police officer Amir Farooqi says the attacks occurred 30 minutes apart Tuesday in Karachi, Pakistan’s largest city.
The assailants targeted Ismailis, who make up a branch of Shiite Islam.
Farooqi says the dead included a woman and a child and many of the wounded are also women and children.
Pakistan is a majority Sunni Muslim country, and minority Shiites have been increasingly targeted by radical Sunnis. Many of the attacks have occurred in southwest Baluchistan province. But Karachi, the capital of southern Sindh province, has also experienced similar violence.
The city is home to many Islamic militants, including members of the Pakistani Taliban and their allies.