- Authorities in Pakistan have in all major cities of the country's telephone network and mobile Internet closed. Also, there are 200 000 extra policemen, drones with cameras and metal detectors deployed, reported a source at the Interior Ministry Saturday.
The additional security measures were taken for two deadly attacks earlier this week. Friday in a bomb attack on a procession of Shiite Muslims in Sindh province and an attack on a Shiite mosque the day before definitely came 35 people.
The attacks happened in the mourning month of Muharram, when Shiite Muslims commemorate the death of Hussein in 680, the grandson of Prophet Muhammad.