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Shi’ites protest as they bury their dead in Pakistan

QUETTA, Pakistan — Pakistani Shi’ites buried their kin killed in a massive bombing last weekend in the southwestern city of Quetta, but the combined funeral on Wednesday was marred by gunfire as both protesters and police fired into the air.

Shi’ite Muslims have increasingly come under attack in this Sunni Muslim-dominated country where many extremists do not consider them to be true Muslims.

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