They had 60 kilograms of explosives and other weapons. Clearly they were planning to murder as many Shi’ites as possible. Sunni-Shi’ite Jihad Update from Pakistan: “5 militants held in Karachi, major terrorist attack averted,” Press Trust of India, November 2, 2014:
Pakistani police today claimed to have averted a major terrorist attack during Muharram in the southern port city of Karachi with the arrest of five Taliban militants.
“These terrorists were arrested from Kunwari colony in Manghopir and we have recovered atleast [sic] 60 kilograms of explosives and other weapons from them,” senior CID official Umar Khatab told reporters.
He said the five terrorists were planning to attack processions on the 10th day of Muharram known as “Ashura”.
“We have averted a major terrorist plan and it is clear that these militant groups have been active to carry out subversive activities during Muharram,” Khatab added.
The arrests came on the day when a suicide bomber detonated a powerful bomb near Wagah border today, killing at least 55 people including 11 women and three security personnel and injuring nearly 200 others.
The blast took place minutes after the popular flag- lowering ceremony at the main Indo-Pak land border crossing….