Pakistan`s minority Shia Hazara community refused to bury victims of a devastating bombing in Quetta that claimed 89 lives till the Army takes control of the southwestern city.
Low caste Hindus, who bury their dead, unlike the upper caste Hindus who cremate them, have requested municipal officials in Rawalpindi to provide land for the burial of their dead.
The government insists the unrest is the work of "armed terrorist gangs" backed by Islamists and foreign agitators.
Iraq-based Iranian rebels lost 34 people in clash with Iraqi Army this month.
The death toll from last Tuesday`s 6.3 magnitude earthquake is 148.
The ugly religious row that erupted near one of the holiest Hindu shrines in the world showed signs of calming down Tuesday after Nepal`s caretaker PM Madhav Kumar Nepal intervened, promising status quo to a minority community.
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