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Pakistani Mourners Torch U.S. Fast Food Outlet

Hundreds of angry Pakistani Shi’ite Muslims went on a rampage in Karachi on Sunday, destroying property and setting fire to an American fast food restaurant after the funeral of a doctor killed by gunmen. Crowds of youths attacked a Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) outlet and smashed up a number of cars and motorcycles after the funeral of Abne Hasan, a Shi’ite doctor killed on Saturday, police and witnesses said. “The mourners hurled stones and smashed glasses in KFC. Later they set it ablaze,” Deputy Police Chief Tariq Jamil told Reuters from Karachi’s central district, where the restaurant was attacked. The fire was quickly put out, witnesses said. Pakistani hardline Islamists and Shi’ite Muslim groups are traditionally anti-American, but it was not clear why a U.S. fast food chain was targeted. Full Story

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