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Two killed in Pakistan as gunmen attack minority Shia leader

At least two persons were killed and another one injured when two unidentified gunmen targeted a car of a top leader of Pakistan`s minority Shia community here tonight, police said.



Karachi: At least two persons were killed and another one injured when two unidentified gunmen targeted a car of a top leader of Pakistan`s minority Shia community here on Saturday night, police said.
Mirza Yousuf, a central leader Majlis Wahdatul Muslimeen, escaped the apparent sectarian attack in the city`s Gulistan-e-Jauhar area. One of his bodyguards and a policeman were killed while one of his aides sustained injuries, they said.
Motorcycle-borne attackers fled away from the site.
"It is apparently a sectarian attack but Mirza Yousuf escaped unhurt since he was not riding in the car on which the two gunmen opened fire," a police official said.
Sectarian violence has increased in the metropolis this year with a number of leading Shia and Sunni scholars or leaders killed in daring targeted attacks.

From Zee News

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