Protests over Pakistan bombing turn deadly

Thursday , March 06, 2014 - 11:00 AM

Adil Jawad

KARACHI, Pakistan — Pakistani officials say gunmen shot and killed two people as they were returning from a funeral for victims of a massive bombing the day before in the city of Karachi.

Police official Qamar Ahmad says some of the Shiite Muslims attending Monday’s funeral set fire to buses in the neighborhood. After the funeral, when they moved through the same area, gunmen opened fire on the group and wounded several protesters.

Dr. Saleem Memon, who works at the hospital where the wounded were taken, said two men died and another 13 were wounded.

The demonstrations followed a bombing Sunday night in front of a mosque in Karachi that killed 48 people in a Shiite Muslim neighborhood.

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