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Pakistan: US, Israeli flags burnt during Ashura procession in Karachi01:43

Pakistan: US, Israeli flags burnt during Ashura procession in Karachi

Pakistan, Karachi
September 20, 2018 at 19:28 GMT +00:00 · Published

Protesters burnt US and Israeli flags as thousands flooded the streets of Karachi on Thursday, for the annual Shia Muslim Ashura commemoration.

The procession which took place under heavy security surveillance saw mourners marching from Nashtar Park to Hussainiya Iranian, carrying flags and banners.

Close to 3,000 security forces were dispatched to patrol the procession, with snipers placed on roofs and military officers marching alongside mourners; Karachi mobile service was also shut down for three days as a security measure.

Ashura, which takes place on the tenth day of Muharram in the Islamic Hijri calendar, is a day of mourning which commemorates the killing of Hussain ibn Ali, the grandson of the Prophet Muhammad, as well as his 72 of his family and companions at the Battle of Karbala on 10 Muharram, 61 AH (10 October 680 AD).

Pakistan: US, Israeli flags burnt during Ashura procession in Karachi01:43
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Protesters burnt US and Israeli flags as thousands flooded the streets of Karachi on Thursday, for the annual Shia Muslim Ashura commemoration.

The procession which took place under heavy security surveillance saw mourners marching from Nashtar Park to Hussainiya Iranian, carrying flags and banners.

Close to 3,000 security forces were dispatched to patrol the procession, with snipers placed on roofs and military officers marching alongside mourners; Karachi mobile service was also shut down for three days as a security measure.

Ashura, which takes place on the tenth day of Muharram in the Islamic Hijri calendar, is a day of mourning which commemorates the killing of Hussain ibn Ali, the grandson of the Prophet Muhammad, as well as his 72 of his family and companions at the Battle of Karbala on 10 Muharram, 61 AH (10 October 680 AD).

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