Sectarian violence spreads in Pakistan

Pakistani Sunni Muslims carry the casket of a victim killed in Friday's sectarian clashes during funeral prayers in Rawalpindi, Pakistan, Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013. The Pakistani government imposed a rare curfew on Saturday in a northern city where sectarian clashes during a Shiite religious commemoration broke out the day before, while Taliban insurgents threatened to avenge the eight Sunni Muslims who authorities say were killed. (AP Photo/Anjum Naveed)

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Sectarian violence spread in Pakistan on Monday after clashes between minority Shi'ite and majority Sunni Muslims near the capital Islamabad prompted the government to impose a curfew and block mobile phone services over the weekend.

Clashes confined to areas in and around the capital at the weekend spilled over on Monday into two towns in the volatile northwest. (Reuters)

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