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Violence Mars Pakistan's Elections, 7 Killed

Seven people were killed and dozens wounded in large-scale violence Wednesday during by-elections in Pakistan’s volatile port city of Karachi, police said. Soldiers and paramilitary troops were deployed in an attempt to halt the violence and arson in working-class districts in the central and western parts of the city. But clashes mainly between armed militants belonging to Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) — a key partner in the ruling coalition — and the opposition Islamic Muttahida Majlis-e-Amal (MMA) continued unabated. “The MQM has lost three members and the MMA two,” Karachi police chief Tariq Jameel told Reuters. “Identity of two others remains unknown,” he said. Full Story

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