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Violence escalates in Pakistan,over 40 killed

08-31-2012 08:47 BJT

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Another 21 people have been reportedly killed in the last 48 hours in Pakistan’s biggest city, Karachi. The latest deaths take the total to more than 40, since Monday.

The majority of the victims are said to be connected to political and religious groups. Police said they were targeted by gangs of armed men, but did not disclose any other details about the group or groups involved in the killings.

Hundreds of lives have been lost in recent months due to unrest in Karachi. Such violence has added to existing political instability in Pakistan, and has had a negative impact on the country’s economy.

Editor:Wang Shuo |Source: CCTV.com

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