Aga Khan shocked by attack on Ismailis

Written by  Published by:Shiite News
Published in Pakistan
Wednesday, 13 May 2015


The spiritual leader of the Ismaili Shia community Prince Karmim Ahga Khan expressed shock and sorrow over the attack on a bus carrying Ismailis near Safoora Chowk in Karachi which left 43 dead and 13 wounded.

The statement said that Ismailis are a peaceful global community that live in harmony with various other ethnic and religious groups across the world.

The statement added that other Ismaili leaders in Pakistani are currently involved in an emergency operation to help the survivors of the attack.

At least 43 members of Ismaili community were killed and 13 others were wounded today when gunmen opened fire on their bus in Karachi today.

Ahmed Marwat, a spokesman for Jundullah which is a splinter group of the Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), talking to Reuters claimed responsibility for the attack.

But the pamphlets of outlawed Islamic State (IS) recovered from the bus attack site claimed the responsibilty of the brutal attack on Ismaili Shiite Community.

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"This attack represents a senseless act of violence against a peaceful community. My thoughts and prayers are with the victims and the families of those killed and wounded in the attack," said a statement posted on the Aga Khan Development Network website.

The statement said that Ismailis are a peaceful global community that live in harmony with various other ethnic and religious groups across the world.

The statement added that other Ismaili leaders in Pakistani are currently involved in an emergency operation to help the survivors of the attack.

At least 43 members of Ismaili community were killed and 13 others were wounded today when gunmen opened fire on their bus in Karachi today.

Ahmed Marwat, a spokesman for Jundullah which is a splinter group of the Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), talking to Reuters claimed responsibility for the attack.

But the pamphlets of outlawed Islamic State (IS) recovered from the bus attack site claimed the responsibilty of the brutal attack on Ismaili Shiite Community.

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