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Thu Sep 6, 2012 1:3PM
Pakistanis protesting Shia killings. (file photo)

Pakistanis protesting Shia killings. (file photo)

At least six people including a Shia Muslim doctor have been killed in separate attacks in different regions of militancy-ravaged Pakistan, Press TV reports. On Wednesday, heavily-armed pro-Taliban militants opened fire at Shaukat Clinic in southwestern city of Quetta, killing a dentist belonging to the Hazara community. Two others were also killed in Balochistan’s Pasni town, while a fourth person was reportedly shot to death in Khuzdar. Two others were also killed on Wednesday in the southern port city of Karachi. Several others were injured in the attack. Last week, senior Shia judge Zulfiqar Naqvi was killed along with his driver and bodyguard in Quetta, the capital of Balochistan Province Following Naqvi’s death, lawyers across the country demanded the government to arrest the perpetrators behind the killing and bring them to justice. They vowed to continue their strike until the assassins are arrested. Pro-Taliban militants have killed hundreds of Shia Muslims in various parts of Pakistan over the past years. Nearly 400 Shias have been killed in targeted attacks this year. More than one hundred have been killed in Balochistan. The country’s Shia leaders have demanded the government to immediately investigate the massacre of Shia Muslims in the country. SZH/JR
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