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August 5, 1997 | From Reuters
At least 11 people were killed Monday in apparent Muslim sectarian and ethnic shootings in Pakistan's central province of Punjab and the port city Karachi, government officials said. Gunmen sprayed bullets in a bazaar in the central Punjab town of Shorkot, killing at least seven people from the minority Shiite sect and one from the majority Sunni sect, a government official in the area said. A Sunni lawyer and a Sunni banker were killed by gunmen in the provincial capital, Lahore, police said.
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November 13, 1997 | DEXTER FILKINS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Police here said Wednesday that they had few leads and no suspects in the street slayings of four American oil workers but added that they were pursuing the possibility that the victims were executed to avenge the conviction of a Pakistani man in Virginia earlier this week for killing two CIA employees. Karachi Police Chief Malik Iqbal said the June capture by FBI agents of Mir Aimal Kasi in northern Pakistan had inflamed anti-American feelings and that Kasi's conviction may have done the same.
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March 13, 1988
A gunman shot and wounded an air marshal in an attempt to hijack a Pakistani airliner before he was subdued in a cockpit brawl by passengers and a security guard, witnesses said. The Pakistan International Airlines A-300 Airbus landed safely at Quetta, near the Afghan border, with its 143 passengers and 13 crew members. Police investigators identified the man as Abdul Mannan Achakzai, 28, and said he had burst into the cockpit demanding that the flight be diverted to Afghanistan or India.
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August 5, 1997 | From Reuters
At least 11 people were killed Monday in apparent Muslim sectarian and ethnic shootings in Pakistan's central province of Punjab and the port city Karachi, government officials said. Gunmen sprayed bullets in a bazaar in the central Punjab town of Shorkot, killing at least seven people from the minority Shiite sect and one from the majority Sunni sect, a government official in the area said. A Sunni lawyer and a Sunni banker were killed by gunmen in the provincial capital, Lahore, police said.
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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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November 13, 1997 | DEXTER FILKINS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Police here said Wednesday that they had few leads and no suspects in the street slayings of four American oil workers but added that they were pursuing the possibility that the victims were executed to avenge the conviction of a Pakistani man in Virginia earlier this week for killing two CIA employees. Karachi Police Chief Malik Iqbal said the June capture by FBI agents of Mir Aimal Kasi in northern Pakistan had inflamed anti-American feelings and that Kasi's conviction may have done the same.
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September 29, 1987 | RONE TEMPEST, Times Staff Writer
Five men on trial for hijacking a Pan American World Airways airliner in Karachi last September claim that the 22 passengers who died in the incident were killed by Pakistani army commandos, their attorney said Monday. "Their case is that they did not kill anyone," said Abdul Baseer Quereshi, a Pakistani civil rights attorney in charge of the defense. "Some of them will accept the hijacking but say they did it for the noble purpose of liberating their country (Palestine) from Israel."
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February 21, 2011 | By Alex Rodriguez and Ken Dilanian, Los Angeles Times
The U.S. citizen who shot to death two motorcyclists in the eastern city of Lahore last month works with the CIA, Pakistani and U.S. officials said Monday ? a revelation that could further aggravate anti-American sentiment in the nuclear-armed nation and complicate Washington's efforts to secure his release. Pakistani authorities said they learned of Raymond Davis' links to the CIA after his arrest on charges that he murdered two Pakistani men he said were trying to rob him at gunpoint, according to a senior Pakistani intelligence official who spoke on condition of anonymity because he is not authorized to publicly discuss the case.
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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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March 13, 1988
A gunman shot and wounded an air marshal in an attempt to hijack a Pakistani airliner before he was subdued in a cockpit brawl by passengers and a security guard, witnesses said. The Pakistan International Airlines A-300 Airbus landed safely at Quetta, near the Afghan border, with its 143 passengers and 13 crew members. Police investigators identified the man as Abdul Mannan Achakzai, 28, and said he had burst into the cockpit demanding that the flight be diverted to Afghanistan or India.
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September 29, 1987 | RONE TEMPEST, Times Staff Writer
Five men on trial for hijacking a Pan American World Airways airliner in Karachi last September claim that the 22 passengers who died in the incident were killed by Pakistani army commandos, their attorney said Monday. "Their case is that they did not kill anyone," said Abdul Baseer Quereshi, a Pakistani civil rights attorney in charge of the defense. "Some of them will accept the hijacking but say they did it for the noble purpose of liberating their country (Palestine) from Israel."
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