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Thursday, October 23, 2014

Gunmen Kill 8 Members of Persecuted Minority in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — At least eight men were killed and two others wounded when unidentified gunmen opened fire on a bus in southwesternPakistan, the police and rescue officials said.

The victims were ethnic Hazara, a Persian-speaking Shiite Muslim minority group that has been repeatedly targeted by Sunni extremists in recent years.

Officials said the bus was attacked by four to six gunmen on motorcycles on the outskirts of Quetta, capital of the southwestern province of Baluchistan.

The victims were vegetable sellers who were returning to a local Hazara enclave from a market, the police said...Continue Reading..

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