Pakistani paramilitary troops raided a densely populated area of the nation’s financial capital, Karachi, to control political and ethnic violence that has killed 23 people since March 19.
One man was killed and several detained with weapons in the raid at Liaquatabad, a neighborhood dominated by the Muttahida Qaumi Movement, said Major Bilal, a spokesman for the Pakistan Rangers who uses only one name. The MQM is a political party that mainly represents Mohajirs, people whose families moved to Pakistan from what is now India when Britain partitioned the subcontinent in 1947.
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