Wednesday, August 13, 2014

USCIRF Issues Report On Sectarian Violence In Pakistan

The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom yesterday issued a Factsheet titled Violence Towards Religious Communities In Pakistan. It reports that  from July 2013 to June 2014 there were 122 incidents of sectarian violence resulting in 430 deaths and another 773 injuries.  The most common kind of violence was targeted shooting. The largest number of attacks were against Shi'a Muslims, with 222 deaths. The second largest number were against Christians, with 128 deaths. The report includes details of each violent incident.