December 28, 2007 / 11:07 AM / 10 years ago

Sixteen dead in violence in Pakistan's Sindh

ISLAMABAD, Dec 28 (Reuters) - Sixteen people, including three policmen, have been killed in violent protests in Sindh province since Thursday's assassination of opposition leader Benazir Bhutto, a provincial government minister said on Friday.

Sindh Interior Minister Akhtar Zaman said the toll of 16 covered the period from 6 p.m. on Thursday when violence erupted as word spread of Bhutto's killing after an election rally in Rawalpindi.

"We're anticipating the situation might get worse after the funeral," he told Reuters, referring to Bhutto's funeral that got under way in her family's ancestral home in Sindh on Friday afternoon. (Reporting by Kamran Haider; editing by Robert Birsel and Roger Crabb)

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