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Pakistan struggles to close violent Sunni-Shiite divide

Like a volcano, Pakistan’s simmering Sunni-Shiite divide has erupted again after months of relative quiet, leaving 50 people dead and hundreds injured in a gruesome series of suicide attacks, violent protests and targeted assassinations. As the dust looks to be settling once more, Pakistani authorities seem as far away as ever from stemming the flow of Sunni-Shiite violence that has killed 4,000 people since the mid-1980s. “Officials always say they are doing their best to protect us. They’ve been saying that for years, and still we are being killed,” said Hassan Shah, a 23-year-old Shiite from Karachi. “Even if the police do catch the men behind the recent attacks, there will be more like them somewhere out there.” Pakistan’s latest carnage erupted in the southern port city of Karachi on May 7 with a suicide attack on Shiite worshipers that left 19 dead and more than 80 wounded. Full Story

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