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Killing in Karachi leaves 16 dead

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Killing in Karachi leaves 16 dead


More bloodshed in Pakistan’s commercial capital Karachi where at least 16 people have died in separate attacks.

In one, armed gunmen on motor-bikes opened fire in a market in the city centre, killing eight and injuring 10 others.

The violence, which has claimed 49 lives since Saturday, was sparked by the weekend’s by-election to replace a provincial politician who was murdered in August.

Karachi is prone to political and religious conflict.

Two parties most linked to violence are supported by different ethnic groups and secular sections of society are highly critical of the so-called Talibanisation of the city.

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