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Angry Shi'ites March In Karachi As Slain Cleric Is Buried

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Thousands of Shi'ite muslims took to the streets of the Pakistani city of Karachi on Saturday as funeral services were held for a prominent Shi'ite cleric killed by a suicide bomber.

Allama Hasan Turabi died of wounds suffered Friday in the attack outside his Karachi home. The bombing also killed his nephew.

Mourners beat their chests and chanted religious slogans as they marched through the streets.

Police had been placed on high alert to prevent possible sectarian backlash resulting from Turbani's killing. However, a group of younger mourners set restaurants, gasoline stations and vehicles ablaze on Saturday.

There were no reports of injuries.

Turabi was the leader of the Shi'ite party, Islami Tehreek, in southern Sindh province. The party is a member of Pakistan's main religious alliance, Muttahida Majlis-e-Amal.
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