At least 17 killed in Karachi vi­o­lence

The Washington Post Sunday - - THE WORLD -

Uniden­ti­fied gun­men have shot dead at least 17 peo­ple in a new wave of vi­o­lence over the past three days in Karachi, Pak­istan’s com­mer­cial hub, po­lice said Satur­day.

Alo­cal tele­vi­sion jour­nal­ist was among the dead.

Karachi has a long his­tory of eth­nic, re­li­gious and sec­tar­ian vi­o­lence. But hun­dreds of tar­geted killings last year have raised con­cerns that vi­o­lence could es­ca­late and cre­ate a new cri­sis for the U.S.-backed govern­ment in Is­lam­abad.

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