Pakistan:Shrine of Shah Almas blown up in Hangu
By Abdul Sami Paracha Tuesday, 09 Jun, 2009
KOHAT: Unknown miscreants blew up the famous shrine of Shah Almas in Shahukhel bazaar of Hangu district on late Monday night.
The police said that some miscreants planted explosives at the shrine belonging to a particular sect.
On midnight on Monday, a huge explosion was heard in the area and the police started a search to find the site of the blast. Later they confirmed that the shrine of Shah Almas had been destroyed by miscreants.
The shrine was located in the extremely dangerous area where the Taliban had established their writ for the last several years. Therefore the officials did not rule out the possibility of the involvement of the militants in the incident.
‘It can be an act of terrorism because the region is already in the grip of severe sectarian battles and the enemies of Pakistan can easily exploit this situation and weaken the country,’ an official said.
The police have registered the case against unknown miscreants and started investigations.