Six attackers boarded the bus and shot the passengers. The bus was used for picking up and dropping off people for work everyday. At least 43 people have been killed and 13 wounded, provincial police chief Ghulam Haider Jamali told media.
Ayesha Aly, a member of the Ismaili community said. “The bus was on its usual rounds when this attack happened. People were just getting on with their normal lives, out earning a living,”
A splinter group of the Pakistani Taliban called Jundullah claimed responsibility.
“These killed people were Ismaili and we consider them kafir (non-Muslim). We had four attackers. In the coming days we will attack Ismailis, Shi’ites and Christians,” spokesman Ahmed Marwat told Reuters.
In March, suicide bombings outside two churches in Lahore killed 14 people and wounded nearly 80. Days later, a bomb after Friday prayers wounded 12 people outside a minority Bohra mosque in Karach