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Originally published January 9, 2014 at 6:29 AM | Page modified January 10, 2014 at 2:24 AM

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Gunmen kill 2 workers at Sufi shrine in Pakistan

Police say gunmen have shot to death two workers at a small Sufi Muslim shrine in northwest Pakistan.


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PESHAWAR, Pakistan —

Police say gunmen have shot to death two workers at a small Sufi Muslim shrine in northwest Pakistan.

Local police official Iqbal Khan says the bodies of the men were found on Friday at the shrine of Ghazi Shah Baba in the northwestern city of Mardan in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province.

Mardan lies 50 kilometers (30 miles) east of the northwestern city of Peshawar.

No one has claimed responsibility for the attack, but the Pakistani Taliban, who follow a strict interpretation of Islam, have in recent years targeted shrines, which they consider to be sacrilegious.

Last week, militants killed six people at a shrine of a Sufi saint in the port city of Karachi.

Khan says an investigating is underway to determine whether the two attacks are connected.



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