Shiite leader in Pakistan killed
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LAHORE, Pakistan (CNN) -- A prominent Shiite leader has been killed in a suicide bombing near his home, police said.
The bomber detonated as Hassan Tarabi was leaving his home in the Abbas Town neighborhood of Karachi, authorities said Friday.
The killing prompted a security alert in Lahore and Karachi.
Tarabi addressed a rally condemning Israel and the United States three hours before he was attacked.
Tarabi's nephew and a police guard -- as well as the bomber -- were also killed.
The situation at the scene was described as tense. Police have cordoned off the area.
CNN's Syed Mohsin Naqvi contributed to this report.
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