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Pakistan Battles Rising Sectarian Violence

The attack on a Shi'ite mosque in Peshawar that killed 20 people Friday came two weeks after another devastating attack on a Shi'ite mosque in Shikarpur in southern Pakistan that killed 60. The Taliban in Pakistan claimed responsibility for the latest attack, carried out by suicide bombers and gunmen. Sectarian violence, mostly targeting Shi'ites, is not new to Pakistan. It has, however, been rising over the last decade — a trend some political analysts in the country blame...

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