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Thu Aug 16, 2012 5:26PM
A Pakistani man comforts a mourner, following the killing of Shia Muslims, at a hospital in Ghari Hbibullah in the northwestern district of Mansehra on August 16, 2012.

A Pakistani man comforts a mourner, following the killing of Shia Muslims, at a hospital in Ghari Hbibullah in the northwestern district of Mansehra on August 16, 2012.

At least three more Shia Muslims have been killed by gunmen in Pakistan’s southwestern Balochistan Province. Details regarding the exact location of the incident have not been released. The majority of raids target the Hazara ethnic group in Balochistan Province. Earlier on Thursday, at least 25 Shia Muslims, traveling between Rawalpindi and the northern city of Gilgit, were shot dead by gunmen. Hundreds of Shia Muslims have been killed in various parts of the violence-hit country over the past few months. The country's Shia leaders have called on the government to form a judicial commission to investigate the crimes. The killing of Shias has caused international outrage, with rights groups and regional countries, including Iran, expressing concern over the ongoing genocide. SZH/JR
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