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Firing at political gathering kills 6, injures 10 in southern Pakistan

English.news.cn   2012-10-08 02:23:00            

ISLAMABAD, Oct. 7 (Xinhua) -- At least six people were killed and ten others injured when two rival groups fired at each other on a political gathering in Pakistan's southern district of Khairpur on Sunday night, reported local media quoting police and eyewitnesses.

Local Urdu TV channel Geo quoted police and eyewitnesses as saying that the firing took place at about 8:20 p.m. when two rival groups opened fire at each other after fierce argument at a political gathering organized by the ruling Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) in Khairpur, a district in northern part of Pakistan's southern Sindh province.

Nafeesa Shah, member of National Assembly and daughter of Chief Minister of Sindh province, who was addressing the gathering, told local media that the firing was an outcome of an old enmity between two local groups.

One local journalist working for the government-run PTV was also killed in the incident.

Hospital sources said that some of the wounded were in critical condition and the death toll may further rise.

Editor: Mu Xuequan
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