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Gunmen Kill Sunni Cleric in Pakistan

Gunmen riding three motorcycles opened fire outside a Sunni Muslim mosque in the southern Pakistani city of Karachi on Sunday, killing a Sunni cleric who once belonged to an outlawed group suspected of committing sectarian violence and his bodyguard, officials said. The shooting occurred near the Jamia Mamoor mosque in Karachi’s busy shopping area on Tariq Road after midday prayers, said Farooq Awan, a senior Karachi police official. The victims were Maulana Haroon Qasmi, 31, the mosque’s imam, or prayer leader, and his bodyguard, identified as Mohammed Aqil, 26. “They were attacked from three sides,” said Qari Mohammed Shafiq, a spokesman for the cleric. Full Story

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