Dust fills the street the moment immediately after the explosion
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Pakistan Shia procession targeted in bomb blast

At least 17 people have been killed and some 20 wounded in a bomb attack on a Shia religious procession in Pakistan.

Police in the central city of Khanpur say the explosion, caused by a remote-controlled bomb, happened as the march marking the Shia festival of Arbain approached.

There have been a number of attacks targeting the minority Shia community, carried out by Sunni militants.

  • 15 Jan 2012
  • From the section Asia