7 dead as police, religious party workers clash in Lahore: Officials

At least seven people were killed on Tuesday when Pakistani police clashed with followers of a fiery preacher in the eastern city of Lahore, hospital officials said.

AFP| Updated: Jun 17, 2014, 16:33 PM IST

Lahore: At least seven people were killed on Tuesday when Pakistani police clashed with followers of a fiery preacher in the eastern city of Lahore, hospital officials said.

The clashes involved supporters of Tahir-ul-Qadri who held a major anti-corruption march last year prior to the May 2013 election that saw the country`s first democratic handover of power.

"We received seven dead bodies including two women. All of them had bullet wounds," said Dr. Abdul Rauf, Medical Superintendent at the city`s Jinnah Hospital.