At least 14 dead as gangs clash in Pakistan

Mar 12, 2014, 7:14 AM EDT
Twelve people including four women have been killed in a violent clash between two gangs in the Pakistan city of Karachi, officials say.
AFP/File, Rizwan Tabassum

Rival gangs opened fire and lobbed grenades in a notoriously violent district of Pakistan's financial hub, Karachi, on Wednesday, killing 14 people, including eight women and three children, police said. Karachi, a city and port of more than 18 million people, is home to many militant groups, including the Pakistani Taliban. Many political parties there have armed wings to fight turf wars.
Background:
Gun and grenade feud kills 14, mostly women and children, in Pakistan's Karachi [Reuters]
Karachi gang warfare kills at least a dozen [Aljazeera]

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