Five killed in attack on Pakistan Shi’ite gathering, 70 hurt

Security officer collects evidence on the roof of a house after a roadside bomb in Dera Ismail KhanDERA ISMAIL KHAN, Pakistan (Reuters) – A bomb killed at least five people and wounded 90 near a Shi'ite procession in Pakistan on Sunday, police said, as the government struggled to contain sectarian Sunni militants who have been stepping up attacks on the minority sect. Sunni hardliners threatened to carry out major attacks this weekend, an important one in the Shi'ite religious calendar, prompting authorities to halt cellphone coverage in several areas to prevent bombings triggered by remote control. …

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