Sindh has been on the headlines in the recent past for all the wrong reasons. Just near Safoora Chowk in Karachi, a bus belonging to an Ismaili community housing project with 60 passengers on board was attacked by gunmen who were armed with 9mm pistols. The reports indicate that they opened fire indiscriminately wounding 13 of the passengers while killing 43 of them. Those that were killed in the pink bus were members of the Ismaili community and there were no children involved as per a statement by Ghulam Haider Jamali, the Sindh Police Inspector General. There are no clear reports on how the gunmen attacked the bus as there are indications that they could have stopped the bus and shot people on board while on another occasion a witness said that the eight gunmen were on four motorbikes and shot as they fled. No gunshot holes were seen to ascertain that they shot from outside. An unconfirmed report indicated that the passengers were shot in the head.
The overloaded bus was on its way to the Federal B Area with the men and women. While many of the injured died on the spot, five of them are said to have died on the way to the hospital while others were reported to be in a critical condition. Follow this story on fox news stream have seen that the security threat level in the country have gone up as the Islamic terrorist have posed a great threat to the region. Fear and panic spread in the area immediately after the Al-Azhar Garden Colony bus was attacked by the gunmen. Rescue and security teams arrived in the area taking those that were injured to the private Memon Medical Center. This is not the first time that the community has been attacked as the Ismaili community has been under threat. This is a peaceful community that has been working in the education and health sectors. In Gilgit-Balistan and Chitral, there was anti-Ismaili while back in the year 2013 the Tehreek-i-Taliban claimed that they injured 42 people while killing 3 in a bomb attack in Aisha Manzil in Karachi.
Although the attackers fled the scene immediately after confirming that everyone was wounded, there are 145 suspects that were recently arrested as per the report by Sindh Rangers. In connection to the attack, the Additional IG Karachi was ordered by Sindh G. H. Jamali to submit a preliminary report while an immediate suspension of the District Superintendent of Police and the Station House Officer of the area was ordered by Sindh Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah. Anyone who will lead to the arrest of the suspects will get a reward of Rs 10 million each as per the announcement by Ghulam Qadir Thebo the Addditional IG Karachi. Two statements from eye-witnesses were recorded. A meeting was held in regards to this was held with Sindh IG Ghulam Hyder Jamali presiding over in attendance of senior police officers. The death toll stands at 45.
America state department has condemned this violent and barbaric attack on Muslim on the basis of religion divide . This picture was highlights in American media as breaking headlines .