A Pakistani Shiite woman confronts with police officer during a protest to condemn the killings of pilgrims Tuesday, in Karachi, Pakistan, Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014.(AP Photo/Fareed Khan)
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Members of a largely Shiite ethnic community in Pakistan have agreed to bury the bodies of their relatives, pilgrims who were killed in a bomb attack earlier this week.Grief-stricken Hazara mourners had refused to inter their dead after a roadside blast on Tuesday hit a bus around 60 kilometres (40 miles) west of Quetta, the capital of southwestern Baluchistan province, killing 24 Shiite pilgrims.Over a two-day protest, up to 2,000 people, most of them Shiites, demonstrated in freezing temperatures on Quetta's busy Alamdar Road with the bodies of the bombing victims, refusing to bury them until action is taken against militants.Shiites make up around 20 percent of Pakistan's population, which is largely Sunni Muslim.
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