Four Killed after Attack in Karachi


Time: 6:34 p.m. CEST

At least four people died at a religious gathering of Shi’ite Muslims in Karachi, Pakistan police said on Saturday. Sunni militant group Lashkar-e-Jhangvi’s Al Alami faction claimed the attack, as Reuters writes. The same faction killed more than 60 police cadets in the southwestern city of Quetta on Monday in an attack Islamic State said is responsible too. “Lashkar-e-Jhangvi Al Alami accepts responsibility for those killed in this attack, and we announce that there is no room for the enemies of the companions of the Prophet Muhammad in Pakistan,” said Ali bin Sufyan, the group’s spokesperson, in a statement, Reuters says. More than 2,500 Shi’ite Muslims have been killed since 2002, according to the South Asia Terrorism Portal.

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