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Former Pakistani cricketer Wasim Akram shot at in Karachi, escapes unhurt

Former Pakistan skipper Wasim Akram escaped unhurt on Wednesday in a bullet attack in Karsaz, Karachi, according to the media reports.

Former Pakistani cricketer Wasim Akram shot at in Karachi, escapes unhurt

New Delhi: Former Pakistan skipper Wasim Akram escaped unhurt on Wednesday in a bullet attack in Karsaz, Karachi.

Unidentified gunmen opened fire at his car, while he was going to the National Stadium for a bowling camp.

Confirming the incident, Wasim said that a vehicle rammed into his car from behind.

He added that some guards and the owner of the other vehicle came out and shot at me.

"The bullet hit my car's tires but I remained safe ," said Wasim immediately after the incident. 

While speaking to to Geo News, Wasim later added: "I was not facing any particular threats. I have noted the registration number of the other vehicle and gave it to the police. The other car appeared to be government vehicle.

Police officials present at the scene said that the Pakistan legend was not the intended target and was extremely unlucky to have found himself in what could have been a tragic situation.

Pakistan's World Cup winning skipper, Imran Khan, condemned the attack on Sultan of Swing.  

I strongly condemn the firing on Wasim Akram's car in Karachi.

Akram played 104 Tests and took 414 wickets and scored 2898 runs. In ODIs, he took 502 wickets and scored 3717 runs in 356 matches.

From Zee News

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