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Thursday, May 5, 2011

At least 8 Pakistani Shi'ites (Hazaras) killed in suspected militant attack

ISLAMABAD | Thu May 5, 2011 10:52pm EDT

ISLAMABAD May 6 (Reuters) - Suspected Islamist militants on Friday opened fire on a group of Pakistani Shi'ites in the southwestern town of Quetta, killing at least 8 and wounding 10, police said.

Police official Hamid Shakil said the Shi'ites were in a neighbourhood park when they were shot at. The attackers fled, he said.

Sunni Muslim militants often attack Shi'ites, which they view as heretics. Friday's shooting comes a few days after U.S. commandos killed al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden in Pakistan.

(Reporting by Zeeshan Haider, editing by Miral Fahmy)

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