Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Pakistan's Karachi shut after 40 killed in clashes

Pakistan in Turmoil or Just another day in the Violent life of Muslims .

Islam The Religion of Peace !

(Reuters) - Clashes that killed at least 40 people overnight in Karachi scared residents off its streets on Tuesday as Pakistan's largest city was on alert for more violence after the shooting of a leader in a dominant political party.

Police said more than 90 people were wounded and dozens of vehicles and shops torched as mobs who took to the streets after Raza Haider, a member of the provincial Sindh Assembly from the Muttahida Quami Movement (MQM), was gunned down on Monday along with his bodyguard while attending a funeral.

The government blamed the Taliban and the banned militant group Sipah-e-Sahaba Pakistan (SSP) for the killing of the lawmaker. Twenty people have been arrested in connection with the violence, federal Interior Minister Rehman Malik told the Senate on Tuesday.

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