Sectarian violence appears to escalate in Karachi, Pakistan

Sectarian violence appears to be escalating in Karachi as an apparent Sunni militant detonated a bomb in a suicide attack on Shi'ite Muslims as they were leaving a mosque. At least 45 people were killed and many more wounded.

Travellers should be aware that some countries advise their citizens to reconsider travelling to this country at this time due to lack of personal security, terrorist attacks and armed conflict.Travellers should exercise extreme caution until tensions subside. In these situations, embassies, hotels, mosques, religious sites and markets are often targets.

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