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2 minority Shia Muslims shot dead in Karachi

Karachi: Two members of the minority Shia Muslim community have been shot dead by unidentified men while one remained critically injured in Pakistan's financial capital Karachi, police said. "Two unidentified men on a motorcycle

PTI Published on: May 27, 2016 7:42 IST
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Karachi: Two members of the minority Shia Muslim community have been shot dead by unidentified men while one remained critically injured in Pakistan's financial capital Karachi, police said. 

"Two unidentified men on a motorcycle opened indiscriminate fire on a group of people sitting outside a bungalow in Jaffer Tayar society on Wednesday night and three of them were critically injured and taken to hospital. Two of them expired," Karachi-East Zone DIG Kamran Fazal Siddiqui told reporters. 

Two men were killed in the Jaffer Tayar society in Malir district which has a majority of Shia population, Siddiqui said. 

In a similar incident yesterday, unidentified gunmen shot dead a 55-year-old man of Ahmadiyya community in Gulzar-e-Hijri locality of Gulshan-e-Iqbal town here. 

A statement by the Ahmadiyya community said that the man was waiting for his friend outside his house when two men came on a motorcycle and shot him.

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