Shot to Death in Northwest Pakistan; Attackers UnknownBy VOA News
17 June 2008

Pakistani police say unknown gunmen have killed four people in a marketplace in Pakistan's North West Frontier Province - the second deadly attack in two days.

Authorities said at least three of the victims of Tuesday's attack in the town of Hangu were members of the same family. The shots were fired from a car. Police have not confirmed whether it was a sectarian attack.

Monday, a bomb blast at a Shi'ite mosque in the same province killed four people and wounded at least three others.

Police say the bomb went off as worshipers were leaving the mosque in Dera Ismail Khan after evening prayers.

No one has claimed responsibility for either attack.

Pakistan has a history of violence between the majority Sunni and minority Shi'ite Muslims. The communities generally coexist peacefully, but militants from both sides have attacked each other since the 1980s, killing thousands of people.

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