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43 Ismailis Slaughtered on Pakistan Bus

19 injured in attack perhaps carried out by ISIS
By Arden Dier,  Newser Staff
Posted May 13, 2015 11:20 AM CDT
Updated May 13, 2015 11:29 AM CDT
43 Ismailis Slaughtered on Pakistan Bus
A Pakistani paramilitary trioop stands guard near a bus targeted by attackers in Karachi, Pakistan, Wednesday, May 13, 2015.   (AP Photo/Fareed Khan)

(Newser) – At least 43 Ismaili Shia Muslims were killed and up to 19 others were injured today when gunmen boarded a bus in Karachi, Pakistan, and opened fire. Officials say six men on motorcycles, dressed as policemen, stopped the bus as it traveled from a gated community home to many Ismailis. About 60 men, women, and children were on board; the youngest victim was 16, CNN reports, noting most were shot in the head. As the driver was killed, an injured passenger reportedly drove the bus to a hospital after the gunmen fled. Jundullah (a Pakistani Taliban splinter group) and ISIS have both claimed responsibility, the BBC reports. (Read more Pakistan stories.)

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