Pakistan: Nine killed in firing outside seminaries

24th Aug 2013

ISLAMABAD, (Xinhua): At least nine people were killed in two separate incidents of firing outside two seminaries in Pakistan on Friday night, local media reported.

Geo TV said that two unknown gunmen riding a motorbike opened fire at the people who were coming out of a seminary after offering night prayer.

Two men died on the spot while another got injuries in the attack.

The injured man later succumbed to injuries in Pakistan Institute of Medical and Health Sciences Islamabad, the hospital where he and the dead bodies had been shifted by the rescuers.

Police said that the slain people were religious scholars and the militants fled the scene after attacking them.

No group has claimed responsibility for the attack yet.

In a separate incident in Bhakkar area of the country’s eastern Punjab province, six people were killed and eight others injured in firing between two religious groups outside a seminary.

Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif took notice of Bhakkar firing and asked concerned authorities to probe the incident.


Editor: yan

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