The Karachi War

Monday May 31, 2004 · Flavio Grassi

Yesterday Karachi was rocked by urban guerrilla all day long after the murder of Sunni Mufti Nizamuddin Shamzai, killed on the street by at least six shooters.

Rioting started immediately, with cars, shops and banks ransacked and set on fire. During the evening, tens of thousands of people gathered for the funeral, and there were more skirmishes with the police.

Jus a couple of days ago the American Consul in Karachi survived a car bomb attack, while tree weeks ago a bomb in a Shia mosqe killed 22 people.

Clearly, this is not the end of it.

Associated Press

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