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Target killing: Two clerics associated with banned outfit shot in Karachi

A vendor wears a mask with the colours of the Pakistani flag as people prepare to celebrate the country's Independence Day on August 14 at a roadside stall in Islamabad, Pakistan, August 10, 2016.  REUTERS/Faisal Mahmood
A vendor wears a mask with the colours of the Pakistani flag as people prepare to celebrate the country's Independence Day on August 14 at a roadside stall in Islamabad, Pakistan, August 10, 2016. REUTERS/Faisal Mahmood

Karachi: Karachi police on Tuesday said two clerics associated with the banned Ahle Sunnat Wal Jamaat (ASWJ) were gunned down at a seminary in the city’s Gulshan-i-Iqbal area. They described it as a case of target killing.

Superintendent Police (SP) Gulshan Farhad Ahmad said that Iqra Darul Atfal seminary administrator Mufti Ghulam Akbar and his guest Mufti Kamran were shot by two unidentified men on a motorcycle at the seminary in Gulshan block 6, reports the Dawn.

While Mufti Kamran died on the spot, Mufti Akbar succumbed to his injuries at a local hospital.

Ahmad added that any sectarian motive could not be ruled out.

Initial reports suggest that the attackers used 9mm pistols.

An investigation has been ordered into the crime. (ANI)

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