In Pakistan, police say the bodies of six men have been found with their throats slit at a Sufi Muslim shrine in the city of Karachi.
Police said a note, signed by someone claiming to represent the Pakistani Taliban, was found next to the corpses at the Ayub Shah Bukhari shrine.
Police said that the note warned against visits to shrines.
Taliban militants reject both Sufism and visits to shrines, viewing them as incompatible with the Wahhabi Islamic fundamentalism espoused by the movement.
The Taliban have been blamed for previous attacks in Pakistan targeting Sufis.
Taliban militants are among the sectarian, political, and criminal groups that have been linked to the frequent violence that plagues the southern port of Karachi, Pakistan’s largest city.
Based on reporting by Reuters and AFP