Gunmen Kill 3 Shiite Lawyers In Pakistan
January 25, 2012 6:45PM (UTC)
KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) — Police say gunmen on a motorcycle have killed three Shiite Muslim lawyers in the southern Pakistani city of Karachi in an apparent sectarian attack.
Local police officer Naeem Shaikh said one other lawyer was wounded in the attack in downtown Karachi after the group left court Wednesday. The dead included a father, son and nephew.
Sunni Muslim militants have carried out scores of bombings and shootings against minority Shiites in Pakistan. In recent years, Sunni attacks on Shiites have become far more common.
The Sunni-Shiite schism over the true heir to Islam's Prophet Muhammad dates back to the seventh century.
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