Sectarian/political unrest continues in Karachi, Pakistan, with wounding of prominent cleric

Karachi, Pakistan's largest city, continues to be affected by a long standing wave of political and sectarian violence. Gunmen wounded a prominent Sunni Muslim cleric and killed 3 of his guards and his driver. The cleric's vehicle was attacked on Tuesday while passing through the heart of the port city of Karachi.

Travellers should exercise caution and avoid public places that might be targets for extremists until tensions subside. In these situations, embassies, hotels, and markets, mosques, etc. may be sites where shootings occur. Avoid all public and political demonstrations since they may become violent without notice.

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