Gunmen kill four in Pakistan attack

Gunmen on a motorcycle opened fire on a shoe store in south-west Pakistan today, killing four Shiite Muslims, police said.

Gunmen on a motorcycle opened fire on a shoe store in south-west Pakistan today, killing four Shiite Muslims, police said.

Police officer Hamid Shakil said the apparent sectarian attack happened in Quetta, the capital of Baluchistan province. Three other Shiites were wounded.

No group has claimed responsibility for the attack.

Pakistan has a long history of Sunni extremists attacking members of the country’s minority Shiite community. The last year has been especially bloody in Baluchistan.

The Sunni-Shiite schism over the true heir to Islam’s Prophet Muhammad dates back to the 7th century.

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