July 6 - Five people are killed in a roadside shooting in Pakistan's largest city, Karachi, amid ecalating political and ethnic violence. Travis Brecher reports.
Five bodies are recovered from a bus in Pakistan's largest city, Karachi. Amid escalating violence, the victims were shot and killed overnight on a main road. (SOUNDBITE) (Urdu) SHAHADAT ALI KHAN, LOCAL POLICE OFFICIAL, SAYING: "I was on night duty and patrolling the area in a police mobile van when I received a message that a Mazda was parked some distance away. It was morning, we drove to the parked bus, and found the dead bodies inside. The bus' engine was still running." At least seven people were killed in Karachi on Tuesday in the latest surge of ethnic and political violence which has killed hundreds of people in recent months. A report by Pakistan's Human Rights Commission said 1,138 people died in the city in the first six months of 2011, of which 490 people were killed in political, ethnic and sectarian violence. Travis Brecher, Reuters