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Pakistani violence kills 8

Staff Report

ISLAMABAD -- Eight Pakistanis were killed in recent violence throughout Pakistan.

Gunmen October 3 in Karachi fatally shot a man, police said, according to Geo News. On the same day, police in Karachi killed a militant or criminal in a shoot-out, police added.

Meanwhile, Levies Force personnel September 30 found six men's bullet-riddled bodies in Panjgur District, Balochistan, a Levies official told Dawn.

Authorities are stepping up security nationwide after clerics sighted the Muharram moon in Pakistan October 2. The moon sighting annually marks the first month of the Islamic calendar, when Muslims commemorate the death of the grandson of the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH).

As part of such security, the Balochistan provincial government is banning pillion (shared motorcycle) riding till October 13, the provincial home department announced October 2, SAMAA reported.

Sindh Province will deploy 65,780 police officers to maintain law and order during Muharram, officials said October 2, according to Dawn.

Police October 2 in Peshawar arrested someone who brought in a large cache of arms and ammunition from Lakki Marwat District, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Geo News reported.

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