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7 Shi'ites Killed in Pakistan


Pakistan paramilitary troops patrol at the site of an attack by gunmen, in Quetta, Pakistan, Saturday, April 14, 2012.

Pakistan paramilitary troops patrol at the site of an attack by gunmen, in Quetta, Pakistan, Saturday, April 14, 2012.

Officials in southwest Pakistan say gunmen have shot and killed seven Shi'ite Muslims in two incidents in Quetta, the capital of Baluchistan province.

Authorities say gunmen on a motorcycle opened fired on a taxi, killing at least five Shi'ites.



Later, gunmen killed two Shi'ites.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attacks.

Pakistan has a Sunni Muslim majority, and although most Sunnis and Shi'ites coexist peacefully, extremists often target members of each community.

Some information for this report was provided by AP, AFP and Reuters.

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