1. Gunmen kills 2 in attack on opposition lawmaker in Pakistan

Gunmen kills 2 in attack on opposition lawmaker in Pakistan

Pakistani police say two gunmen targeting an ethnic party lawmaker after Eid prayers instead gunned down two others, including a child, in the southern port city of Karachi.

By: | Karachi | Published: September 2, 2017 1:05 PM
Pakistan, Gunman, Eid, Karachi Police, Khawaja Izharul Hasan, Muttahida Qaumi Movement, Altaf Hussain Pakistan Police (Reuters)

Pakistani police say two gunmen targeting an ethnic party lawmaker after Eid prayers instead gunned down two others, including a child, in the southern port city of Karachi. Police officer Pir Mohammad Shah said lawmaker Khawaja Izharul Hasan escaped uninjured in the attack Saturday but the child and a police officer were killed. Shah said one of the attackers was also gunned down by police during a chase. Hasan belongs to the Muttahida Qaumi Movement, which represents the Urdu speaking population. He was meeting and greeting people after Eid prayers when gunmen struck in a north Karachi neighborhood. The party was divided after its self-exiled founder, Altaf Hussain, uttered anti-Pakistan remarks in London last year. He is wanted in many criminal cases back home.

 

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