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A Pakistani boy holds a candle while he and his mother take part in a protest to condemn Thursday's deadly bombings in Quetta, in Islamabad, Pakistan, Friday, Jan. 11, 2013. Shiites in a southwestern Pakistani city hit by a brutal terror attack refused to bury their dead Friday in protest, demanding that the government do something to protect them from what has become a barrage of bombings and shootings against the minority Muslim sect. (AP Photo/Muhammed Muheisen) Copyright 2013, The Associated Press

Pakistani Shiites protest after attack kills 86

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QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) — Shiite Muslims hit by a twin bombing that killed 86 people refused to bury their dead Friday, demanding the Pakistani government do more to protect them from increasing violence against the minority sect.

The attack on a billiards hall Thursday night in the southwestern city of Quetta marked a bloody start to the new year after a human rights group said 2012 was the deadliest ever for Shiites in the majority Sunni Muslim country.

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