WORLD IN BRIEF : PAKISTAN : 30 Killed in 5th Day of Ethnic Violence

From Times Staff and Wire Reports

A fifth day of ethnic violence in Pakistan's southeastern Sind province left 30 people dead, including 15 killed in a bus ambush in Karachi. It apparently prompted Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto to cancel a trip to four Middle Eastern countries. Officials kept a curfew in force for the fourth straight day in Hyderabad, where security forces opened fire last Sunday on a crowd of ethnic Mohajir women protesters, killing an estimated 70 people and touching off revenge attacks. More than 170 people have died in the latest round of ethnic strife.

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