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Gunmen Kill Five Shiite Muslims in Pakistan’s Largest City

Two gunmen on a motorcycle have opened fire on a Shiite Muslim gathering in Pakistan's largest city of Karachi late Saturday, killing five people.

The attack occurred in a congested neighbourhood in the city centre where Shiite worshippers were congregating for a religious gathering, a senior police official told AFP.

"Two attackers on a motorbike opened indiscriminate fire on the participants coming for the gathering," Tayyab Muqaddas Haider said.

The attackers fled the scene after the assault, he added.

Five people including a woman were killed in the attack while another six suffered injuries, Zafar Rajput, a senior official in Karachi's Abbasi Shaheed hospital said.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility.

Source: Al Alam

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