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Shia Muslim killings continue in Pakistan


The outcries of Shia Muslims on the streets of Pakistan are not so unusual. Over the years they have been the favouite target of terrorists.Ministry of Home Affairs in its official figures has revealed that as many as 2100 people both from Sunni and Shia sects of Islam were killed during last five years.
However, most of the victims, the report points out, were from Shia community.Though there have been no major attacks against Shia community in recent months, various extremist groups have been killing Shia Muslim figures for different reasons. Security forces in Karachi have found evidence that terrorists linked to a particular political party — an obvious reference to MQM—are behind the killing of people both from Sunni and Shia sects of Islam.Together with MQM, analysts point out that there are many other internal and external forces who also have a vested interest in igniting sectarian conflict in Pakistan.

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