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Mourners riot in violence-hit Pakistani city

Pakistani police fired tear gas at thousands of Shiite Muslims in the troubled port of Karachi as violence broke out among crowds mourning 20 people killed in a bomb attack the day before. Thousands of wailing, chest-beating Shiites had gathered near the Ali Raza mosque on one of Karachi’s main boulevards to mourn the victims of Monday’s attack, which police believe may have been the work of a suicide bomber. Mourners turned angry after a breakdown in negotiations with police on funeral procession routes and began torching cars and wrecking shops. Police fired tear gas to disperse them, an AFP reporter at the scene said. The victims were later buried in two graveyards on the outskirts of the city after which the large crowd dispersed. Police said they had detained some 150 people for arson and firing at officers during the clashes. Full Story

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