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Rawalpindi clashes death toll raised to nine

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Pakistan, Rawalpindi Updates : Rawalpindi clashes death toll raised to nine on Saturday, E Pakistan News Reported. 

Pakistan called in its army Saturday to quell sectarian unrest in three cities, after nine people were killed in violent attacks, according to officials.

Security agencies told that curfew has been imposed for next 24 hours in Rawalpindi over critical conditions.

Fighting erupted in the garrison-city, which neighbours the capital Islamabad, when a procession coincided with a sermon at a nearby mosque.

“The curfew will remain until midnight on Saturday. The whole city has been closed down,” he said.

Deeba Shehnaz, a spokeswoman for rescue services, told  “According to the latest figures, we can now confirm the death of nine people from the sectarian violence on Friday. At least 68 others were wounded during the clashes.”

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