Police: 6 Shiites killed in attack in Pakistan

Associated Press

QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) — Police say suspected Sunni militants fired a rocket and sprayed gunfire at a bus carrying Shiite pilgrims in southwest Pakistan, killing at least six people.

Police officer Hamid Shakeel says the bus was traveling from Iran to Quetta, the capital of Pakistan's Baluchistan province, when it was attacked Thursday.

Shakeel says the bus was carrying around 40 passengers, and more than a dozen were wounded.

Pakistan has a long history of conflict between Sunni and Shiite Muslims.

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