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Karachi attacks leave at least 17 dead

Gunmen targeted Pakistan’s southern city in double attack.

Relatives of shooting victims mourn outside a local hospital in Karachi, Pakistan, today.
Relatives of shooting victims mourn outside a local hospital in Karachi, Pakistan, today.
Image: Shakil Adil/AP/Press Association Images

AT LEAST 11 PEOPLE HAVE BEEN killed after gunmen opened fire at a car parts market in the southern Pakistani city Karachi today.

Two unidentified gunmen on motorbikes fired into the crowd, Dawn reports.

A police official said the death toll could rise as a number of people had been critically wounded.

Violence broke out in the area on Saturday in response to a by-election to replace a local legislator who was killed in August. Al Jazeera reports that six other people were killed in Karachi today, and that 50 people have now died in the by-election violence.

Police said that angry crowds burned two cars in response to the gun attacks on the market.

Pakistan’s Prime Minster said those behind the violence were enemies of Pakistan.

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