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February 25, 1995 | From Associated Press
Gunmen opened fire on worshipers in two Shiite mosques early today, killing at least 18 men and wounding many more, police and witnesses said. The massacres were part of the escalating feud in Pakistan between Sunni and Shiite Muslims that has left hundreds dead, mostly in the southern port city of Karachi. The latest killings brought the overnight death toll to 25. Seven people were gunned down Friday night, including two men shot at a Sunni mosque.
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December 15, 2011 | By Reed Johnson, Los Angeles Times
Rome dominated the ancient world. Paris starred as the cultural diva of the 1800s. And New York soared as the steel-and-glass incarnation of the American Century. So what metropolis best defines our restless, rickety present age — Shanghai; Mumbai, India; São Paulo, Brazil? In his first book, "Instant City," Steve Inskeep , co-host of NPR's "Morning Edition," constructs a compelling case for bestowing the title on Karachi, Pakistan, a destination that usually rates higher among battle-hardened news correspondents than pleasure-hunting tourists.
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NEWS
December 28, 1998 | DEXTER FILKINS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
This city's long slide into anarchy has left its people too exhausted to even pity the dead. At the Jinnah Medical Center, the burned and mutilated corpses that arrive many nights prompt little more than the lighting of a cigarette. "In the beginning, it affected me," Shahab Junejo, an emergency room physician, said between puffs. "Not now. You get used to it. Not even the families cry anymore."
WORLD
February 28, 2010 | By Alex Rodriguez
In Karachi's Baldia neighborhood, a working-class mix of Pashtun and other Pakistanis, it took an accidental explosion amid piles of suicide vests and grenades to unearth a cell of Taliban militants in a house that neighbors believed sheltered a quiet Pashtun family. "We thought they were fruit sellers," said Mohammed Zahid, 24, who lives across the path from the heavily damaged house. Police said the Jan. 8 blast killed seven Taliban militants who had been planning to attack a Baldia police training center.
NEWS
October 17, 1988 | MARK FINEMAN, Times Staff Writer
It was a typical Thursday night in one of the strangest, most deeply troubled cities in Asia. Half the city was under curfew, as it often is these days, yet thousands of people flooded into the sprawling, seaside amusement park called Funland for a few hours of healthy recreation. Fundamentalist Muslim women clad in black from head to foot squealed with glee as they were whipped around on a ride known as the "Red Baron."
WORLD
May 31, 2004 | From Associated Press
Thousands of Sunni Muslims rampaged through this southern Pakistani city Sunday, ransacking property and stoning vehicles after unidentified gunmen killed an influential pro-Taliban cleric. Enraged by the drive-by shooting of Mufti Nizamuddin Shamzai, rioters set fire to banks, shops, a police station and a KFC fast-food restaurant, and traded gunfire with security forces, leaving more than a dozen people injured.
NEWS
December 31, 1994 | JOHN-THOR DAHLBURG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The garrulous, mustachioed man sipping tea at the breakfast buffet in the Pearl Continental Hotel is without a doubt the highest flier among the leaders of the world's major cities. Literally. After all, one reason (probably the reason) Faheem Zaman got the job was his experience piloting Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto around Pakistan in a Bell Jet Ranger helicopter. Modestly, he notes on terra firma, he was not her first choice.
NEWS
March 11, 1995 | JOHN-THOR DAHLBURG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a lethal attack that fanned anti-U.S. and sectarian hatreds in Pakistan, a time bomb hidden inside a motorcycle exploded with devastating power outside a Shiite mosque filled with worshipers Friday, killing 12 people, including seven children. At least 28 other people were injured--half of them were 14 or younger and one was a 3-year-old girl--in the deadliest bombing in violence-plagued Karachi since a car packed with plastic explosives killed more than 100 people in 1984.
NEWS
November 4, 1989 | MARK FINEMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Farooq Sumar leaves the Mercedes-Benz locked up in the garage these days. The splendid house he worked his life to afford is now surrounded by armed guards. And he no longer allows his 16-year-old son to walk the one block to the local tennis club. The boy is driven by an armed guard instead. Ghulam Ahmed, another wealthy industrialist here, keeps a gun in his car. For his daily prayers, he used to drive to the local mosque twice a day.
NEWS
October 6, 1991 | Associated Press
Five people were killed and at least 34 injured when four car bombs exploded within half an hour Saturday outside Karachi government buildings, including a police station, police said.
WORLD
December 29, 2009 | By Arshad Khan and Mark Magnier
A suicide bomber blew himself up Monday in the middle of a Shiite Muslim procession in Karachi, the commercial capital of Pakistan, killing at least 20 people, wounding dozens more and heaping further pressure on the nation's already beleaguered government. The attack was the third in as many days in Pakistan's most populous city, a major South Asian port that has emerged as a significant logistics hub for supply trucks headed to Afghanistan in support of U.S. and NATO-led forces.
WORLD
May 31, 2004 | From Associated Press
Thousands of Sunni Muslims rampaged through this southern Pakistani city Sunday, ransacking property and stoning vehicles after unidentified gunmen killed an influential pro-Taliban cleric. Enraged by the drive-by shooting of Mufti Nizamuddin Shamzai, rioters set fire to banks, shops, a police station and a KFC fast-food restaurant, and traded gunfire with security forces, leaving more than a dozen people injured.
WORLD
March 16, 2004 | From Associated Press
Pakistani police defused a large bomb inside a parked van Monday less than five minutes before it was timed to detonate outside the U.S. Consulate here. It was not clear who was behind the thwarted attack in Karachi, the scene of several anti-Western bombings since the Sept. 11 attacks in the United States. But suspicions immediately focused on Islamic extremists blamed for previous bombings. In Washington, State Department spokesman Adam Ereli said an investigation was underway.
NEWS
December 28, 1998 | DEXTER FILKINS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
This city's long slide into anarchy has left its people too exhausted to even pity the dead. At the Jinnah Medical Center, the burned and mutilated corpses that arrive many nights prompt little more than the lighting of a cigarette. "In the beginning, it affected me," Shahab Junejo, an emergency room physician, said between puffs. "Not now. You get used to it. Not even the families cry anymore."
NEWS
March 12, 1995 | JOHN-THOR DAHLBURG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The bodies of two U.S. Consulate employees gunned down in Karachi's mounting reign of terror were airlifted home Saturday as Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto vowed "firm and ruthless" measures to re-establish order. Bhutto met in emergency session with top government and security officials in Karachi, and Information Minister Hussain Haqqani later announced stepped-up police patrols of the violence-plagued city, Pakistan's largest.
NEWS
March 11, 1995 | JOHN-THOR DAHLBURG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a lethal attack that fanned anti-U.S. and sectarian hatreds in Pakistan, a time bomb hidden inside a motorcycle exploded with devastating power outside a Shiite mosque filled with worshipers Friday, killing 12 people, including seven children. At least 28 other people were injured--half of them were 14 or younger and one was a 3-year-old girl--in the deadliest bombing in violence-plagued Karachi since a car packed with plastic explosives killed more than 100 people in 1984.
WORLD
February 28, 2010 | By Alex Rodriguez
In Karachi's Baldia neighborhood, a working-class mix of Pashtun and other Pakistanis, it took an accidental explosion amid piles of suicide vests and grenades to unearth a cell of Taliban militants in a house that neighbors believed sheltered a quiet Pashtun family. "We thought they were fruit sellers," said Mohammed Zahid, 24, who lives across the path from the heavily damaged house. Police said the Jan. 8 blast killed seven Taliban militants who had been planning to attack a Baldia police training center.
NEWS
March 12, 1995 | JOHN-THOR DAHLBURG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The bodies of two U.S. Consulate employees gunned down in Karachi's mounting reign of terror were airlifted home Saturday as Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto vowed "firm and ruthless" measures to re-establish order. Bhutto met in emergency session with top government and security officials in Karachi, and Information Minister Hussain Haqqani later announced stepped-up police patrols of the violence-plagued city, Pakistan's largest.
NEWS
February 25, 1995 | From Associated Press
Gunmen opened fire on worshipers in two Shiite mosques early today, killing at least 18 men and wounding many more, police and witnesses said. The massacres were part of the escalating feud in Pakistan between Sunni and Shiite Muslims that has left hundreds dead, mostly in the southern port city of Karachi. The latest killings brought the overnight death toll to 25. Seven people were gunned down Friday night, including two men shot at a Sunni mosque.
NEWS
December 31, 1994 | JOHN-THOR DAHLBURG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The garrulous, mustachioed man sipping tea at the breakfast buffet in the Pearl Continental Hotel is without a doubt the highest flier among the leaders of the world's major cities. Literally. After all, one reason (probably the reason) Faheem Zaman got the job was his experience piloting Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto around Pakistan in a Bell Jet Ranger helicopter. Modestly, he notes on terra firma, he was not her first choice.
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