A lawyer from Pakistan's minority Shia sect, who was a counsel for several activists of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement, was on Wednesday shot dead by unidentified gunmen here with police suspecting it to be a case of sectarian violence.
Thousands of Shiite Muslims rallied Saturday to protest against the killing of 61 people in a suicide bombing at a mosque, as southern Pakistan shut down to mourn the nation`s worst sectarian attack in nearly two years.
A suicide car bomb killed 12 Shiite militiamen and Iraqi soldiers today in a town north of Baghdad, authorities said, sparking a battle between security forces and fighters with the extremist Islamic State group.
Syria`s al Qaeda-affiliated Nusra Front and other Sunni Muslim militants fought during the night to capture two Shi`ite villages in the country`s north but were repelled, activists on both sides of the war and a monitoring group said on Friday.
A Pakistani policeman has been accused of killing a detained Shiite man with an axe for alleged blasphemy in the Punjab Province, a day after a Christian couple was burnt alive by a mob for the same crime.