Sec­tar­ian at­tacks leave two dead in Karachi

The Myanmar Times - - World -

Un­known gun­men killed a se­nior po­lice of­fi­cer and a man­ager of a flour mill in two sep­a­rate sec­tar­ian at­tacks in Pak­istan’s south­ern port city Karachi. Deputy Su­per­in­ten­dent of Traf­fic Po­lice Faiz Ali Shi­gri and mill man­ager Sa­jid Sheikh were each shot dead by gun­men rid­ing mo­tor­bikes upon leav­ing their homes in east Karachi. Po­lice said Shi­gri was tar­get­ted be­cause he was from the mi­nor­ity Shi­ite mus­lim group and Sheikh be­cause he was a mem­ber of the Ah­madi sect. Pak­istan has been hit by fre­quent sec­tar­ian vi­o­lence in re­cent years, with the Tal­iban and other mil­i­tant groups reg­u­larly tar­get­ting Chris­tian, Sikhs, Hindus, Ah­madi and Shi­ite com­mu­ni­ties.

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