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Sign of the Times - Terror Attack in Daata Darbar, Lahore's Sufi Shrine

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Sign of the Times - Terror Attack in Daata Darbar, Lahore's Sufi Shrine

Requiem for the dead.

[Text and pictures by Mayank Austen Soofi]

On the night of July 1, 2010, three suicide bombers struck in quick succession at the Sufi shrine of Daata Darbar in Lahore, Pakistan. 35 people died, 175 were injured. I consider the courtyard of this dargah as his home. I have spent a night there. May the loved ones of the dead find comfort in Daata Saheb's love.

Maula Mere Maula

Sign of the Times - Terror Attack in Daata Darbar, Lahore's Sufi Shrine

Maula Mere Maula

Sign of the Times - Terror Attack in Daata Darbar, Lahore's Sufi Shrine

Maula Mere Maula

Sign of the Times - Terror Attack in Daata Darbar, Lahore's Sufi Shrine

Maula Mere Maula

Sign of the Times - Terror Attack in Daata Darbar, Lahore's Sufi Shrine

Maula Mere Maula

Sign of the Times - Terror Attack in Daata Darbar, Lahore's Sufi Shrine

Maula Mere Maula

Sign of the Times - Terror Attack in Daata Darbar, Lahore's Sufi Shrine

Maula Mere Maula

Sign of the Times - Terror Attack in Daata Darbar, Lahore's Sufi Shrine

Maula Mere Maula

Sign of the Times - Terror Attack in Daata Darbar, Lahore's Sufi Shrine

Maula Mere Maula

Sign of the Times - Terror Attack in Daata Darbar, Lahore's Sufi Shrine