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Gunmen in Pakistan Kill Scores of Shiites

Men armed with automatic rifles fired on Shiite Muslim worshipers as they marched through the city of Quetta on Tuesday, killing at least 42 people and wounding more than 150 in an incident that underscored the continuing threat of extremist violence against religious minorities in Pakistan. The attack came as Shiites around the world marked the 7th-century death in battle of Hussein, a grandson of the prophet Muhammad. It is one of the most important and emotion-filled days of the Shiite calendar. The bombings in Quetta coincided with a series of coordinated bombings against Shiite worshipers in Iraq that left at least 143 people dead in Baghdad and Karbala, a Shiite holy city. The attack on Shiites in Pakistan was the worst in the country since July, when members of a Sunni Muslim extremist group blew themselves up at a mosque in Quetta, killing dozens of worshipers. Full Story

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