It has been reported from Karachi that six men were found dead with their throats slit near a shrine which is located in the outskirts of Karachi. The police forces have also managed to identify all the dead bodies.
The corpses were found outside the shrine of Ayub Shah Bukhari, who is considered to be a saint by the Sufi Muslims. While three of these six were workers at the shrine, the other three were regular visitors.
A blood stained knife was found at the shrine as well, along with a note which read: “Stop visiting shrines – from the Pakistani Taliban!”
Recent years have seen lots of explosions on different shrines in Karachi because Talibans believe that it is a grave sin to worship at shrines. The bloodiest episodes of such bomb blasts involved the incident of Dera Ghazi Khan, where a suicide attack at a shrine killed at least 50 people.
Five of the six bodies were later identified as Munwar, Jinn, Saleem, Ramzan and Abid.
The blood stained knife which was found at the scene was taken for forensic tests later on.
This is not the first time that Karachi, which is considered to be an economic hub of Pakistan, is under the attack of ethnic or sectarian violence.