Jan 18, 2014, 3:39 PM
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Three ASWJ men shot dead in eastern Pakistan

Islamabad, Jan 18, IRNA -- Three people associated with Ahl-e-Sunnat Wal Jamaat were killed on Saturday in an armed attack in eastern city of Sargodha, police said.

Police said a vehicle, carrying deputy chief of ASWJ’s Punjab chapter Maulana Abdul Hameed Khalid and his five associates, came under fire near the city’s Noori Gate area this morning.

All the six religious party men were wounded in the attack as three of them died on way to hospital.

The assailants managed to flee from the scene after the attack, police said, adding that the religious party leader was coming from Punjab’s Bhakkar town to appear in Sargodha’s anti-terrorism court in connection with a case.

Earlier Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam-Samiul Haq (JUI-S) leader Mufti Usman Yar Khan along with his driver and a personal guard was gunned down by unknown miscreants in Karachi.

Police said another person was injured in the attack on Mufti Usman that took place near Awami Makaz.

A spokesman for Karachi police said attackers sprayed bullets at the car of the provincial deputy chief of JUI-S, a religious party headed by Samiul Haq.

“The gunmen fled away after the shooting and the injured were shifted to Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre where Usman Khan and two of his associates died while a third is in critical condition” he said.

Attackers fled away from the crime scene. An initial investigation into the incident has been launched by the police.