Many killed in Karachi ethnic clashes

At least 17 people have been killed in three days of political violence in Pakistan's commercial capital Karachi, police said.

Many killed in Karachi ethnic clashes

At least 17 people have been killed in three days of political violence in Pakistan's commercial capital Karachi, police said on Monday.

Karachi police chief Waseem Ahmed said the violence erupted on Friday, when activists of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) clashed with those of the Awami National Party (ANP).

"At least 17 people have been killed in three days," Ahmed told Reuters.

About 67 people have been killed in political violence in Karachi since the start of 2010, according to police.

The city of around 18 million is home to the central bank and main stock exchange and is also the country's main industrial base. Pakistan's two main ports are in Karachi and most foreign companies investing in Pakistan have offices there.

It is also a major transit point for military and other supplies to Afghanistan invasion by the U.S.- and NATO-led troops.


Reuters

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