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Unrest kills at least 35 people in south Pakistan

08-03-2010 13:49 BJT

ISLAMABAD, Aug. 3 (Xinhua) -- Unrest in south Pakistan's city of Karachi left at least 35 people dead and 98 others injured overnight due to the killing of a local politician on Monday.

Thirty-five people were shot dead in the violence, according to agencies, following the killing of Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) Member of the Provincial Assembly (MPA) Raza Haider in the Nazimabad area on Monday evening.

There were fears that the death toll could rise.

According to the report, Haider went to a mosque in Nazim Abad area to attend the funeral of his relative where unknown persons armed with automatic weapons opened fire at him. Haider and his bodyguard got severely injured and were rushed to the nearby hospital where they succumbed to the injuries.

 

Editor:Zhang Pengfei |Source: Xinhua

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