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Service for Slain Tribal Chief Turns Violent

From Times Wire Reports

A memorial service for a tribal chief killed in a raid by Pakistani army troops descended into violence as mourners hurled grenades at police and burned dozens of shops. Two officers were wounded.

More than 10,000 people attended the service for Nawab Akbar Bugti at a stadium in the Baluchistan provincial capital of Quetta. Bugti was killed Saturday when heavy fighting caused his mountain hide-out to cave in.

The military said it had not yet retrieved Bugti’s body but was sure he had died.


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