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Muharram

 

the first month in the Muslim lunar calendar. The first ten days of Muharram, days of mourning among the Shiites, are dedicated to the memory of their great martyr Husain.

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The Persian language Dana news agency said, "The gunmen who attacked the mourning ceremony have undergone military training at US military bases in Iraq and they crossed the border to conduct terrorist operations during the holy month of Moharram.
Extra security arrangements have been made in Peshawar, DI Khan, Hangu and Kohat districts after these districts were declared most sensitive for Ashura Moharram.
The chief minister, on the advice of the intelligence agencies, directed the chief secretary Siddique Memon to talk to the federal government and get the mobile service off on 9th Moharram (today) also which he did just after the meeting and the mobile service was suspended.
On the 10th of the month of Moharram, in the 61st year of the Islamic Calendar (680 ACE), in a barren land (which is now the city) of Karbala, some 100 kilometers Southwest of Baghdad, Imam Hossein (PBUH) - the grandson of the Prophet Mohammad (PBUH) and the third Imam of Shiite Islam - was savagely slaughtered in battle and rose to martyrdom.
Besides, they decided to curb pillion riding in Karachi on the 8th, 9th and the 10th day of Moharram.
Moharram then shared the idea with "a local entrepreneur, a computer programmer at IBM Egypt and a lawyer," namely: Marwan Kabbani, Tayssir Hawary and Mahmoud Moharram.
Moharram said more than 50,000 sewers in Sana'a aren't covered yet, which causes them to collapse and leads to grave accidents.
Shiite Muslims observe the anniversary of the death of Hussain, the grandson of Prophet Mohammad, in the month of Moharram and the Pakistan government makes special security arrangements for Shiite congregations in view of ingoing Shiite-Sunni tension.
The Islamic State claimed credit for an attack in Saudi Arabia at almost the same time where a gunman killed five Shia worshippers marking the start of the mourning month of Moharram.
Another central procession of Moharram 9 would be taken out from Astana Qurban Ali Masoom Shah Road.
Moharram and it would try its best to ensure implementation on it.
Police officer Mohammad Aslam said that the LeJ activists were plotting a major attack on the Iranian Husaina Imam Bargah at Kharadar where the Moharram processions culminate on 10th day of Moharram and Shiite Muslims congregate in a large number.