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Car Bomb Kills 40 at Pakistan Religious Rally

At least 40 people were killed and more than 100 wounded in Pakistan on Thursday when a car bomb exploded at a rally to commemorate an assassinated militant religious leader, police said.The bomb exploded in a crowd of mourners leaving the overnight rally attended by several thousand people in the central city of Multan to mark the first anniversary of the shooting of militant Sunni Muslim leader Azam Tariq. “It was dark and people were screaming for help,” said one witness. “It was utter chaos.” The attack came just days after a suicide bomber killed 30 people at a minority Shi’ite Muslim mosque in the eastern city of Sialkot on Oct. 2 and Information Minister Sheikh Rashid Ahmed said it could have been a sectarian act of revenge.Full Story

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