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Saturday, 4 December, 1999, 15:19 GMT
Pakistani police hunt serial killer



Police in Pakistan say the parents of almost sixty boys who may be the victims of a self-confessed mass killer have identified clothes and photographs found with the bodies of two children.

The hunt for the man Javid Iqbal, who says he has killed as many as one hundred boys, began after he wrote to a Lahore newspaper.

At his empty house, police discovered the bodies of at least two children in an acid bath.

The killings have led to public calls for the authorities to do more to find missing children.

A police official told the BBC the investigation was being expanded to cover all acquaintances of the wanted man and that six people had been taken into custody.

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