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Sunni-Shia clashes in Pakistan leave 17 dead, 30 wounded

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  • Rival Muslim sects battle in northwest Pakistan's Hangu District
  • Meeting called to discuss cease-fire
  • Curfew put in place in villages
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ISLAMABAD, Pakistan (CNN) -- Seventeen people have been killed and 30 wounded in clashes between Sunni and Shia groups in villages in the Hangu District in northwest Pakistan, police said Saturday.

A meeting has been called to bring the two sides together with government officials to discuss a cease-fire, police said.

A curfew is still in place, and police said more bloodshed is likely if an agreement is not reached.

From CNN's Zein Basravi

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