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At Least 18 Dead in Karachi Violence; Pakistan Claims Conspiracy

By    |   Wednesday, 06 Nov 2013 06:36 AM

Eleven people were reported killed in Karachi, Pakistan’s largest city, on Tuesday, bringing to 18 the number reported killed in two days of sectarian violence there, FirstPost.com reported.
 
Police said five of those killed on Tuesday were members or sympathizers of banned Sunni Muslim extremist groups, according to Dawn.com.
 
On Monday, at least five Shiite Muslims were shot to death in Karachi, while another victim died of his wounds on Tuesday.
 
The killings come right before the start of Muharram, the Muslim holy month that begins Wednesday. During this period, Shiites honor the martyrdom of Hussain, grandson of the Prophet Muhammed.
 
Karachi’s chief of police, Shahid Hayat, charged Tuesday that “a conspiracy was being hatched to fan Sunni-Shiite clashes in the city.”
 
Hayat provided no details but said the killers would be arrested “with a couple of days.”
 
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Eleven people were reported killed in Karachi, Pakistan’s largest city, on Tuesday, bringing to 18 the number reported killed in two days of sectarian violence there, FirstPost.com reported.
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