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Pakistan

Two Clerics Shot Dead In Karachi

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Reports from Pakistan say two Sunni Muslim clerics have been shot dead in the port city of Karachi.

Police say the two clerics were traveling in a car on January 31 when a gunman opened fire at them near the eastern Nursery neighborhood.

The AFP news agency reports that one of the victims included Abdul Majeed Deenpuri, a top mufti at the Jamia Banuri Uloom Islamia seminary.

Pakistan's largest city is routinely affected by violence.

On January 30, a bomb exploded in the Sohrab Goth neighborhood, killing two people.

Some 2,000 people were killed in the city in 2012 in violence linked to ethnic and political tensions.

Based on reporting by Reuters and AFP

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