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Tariq's supporters carry his body for burial in his hometown of Jhang

Sectarian Strife
PAKISTAN Gunmen riddled Azam Tariq's car with bullets on the outskirts of Islamabad, killing the firebrand Sunni extremist member of Pakistan's National Assembly, three of his bodyguards and a driver. They left behind few clues, but turned up the heat on a long-simmering sectarian war between the country's majority Sunni community and the minority Shi'as. Thousands of Tariq's Sunni supporters rioted in Jhang, his hometown, and also in the normally placid capital, where they torched cars, ransacked markets and burned down a cinema — killing an employee — while police stood...

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