Clash between two armed groups leaves five dead in Okara

Published: December 30, 2017
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Police official say the incident took place over a property dispute between Shaukat Athwal and Zafar Athwal. PHOTO: EXPRESS/FILE

Police official say the incident took place over a property dispute between Shaukat Athwal and Zafar Athwal. PHOTO: EXPRESS/FILE

At least five people, including a passerby woman, were killed and two others injured when two rival groups opened fire at each other in Shankar Das area of Punjab’s Okara district on Saturday.

Police official said the incident took place over a property dispute between Shaukat Athwal and Zafar Athwal, Express News reported.

According to details, Shaukat and his accomplices allegedly opened fire at Zafar’s car in a village near Shankar Das, killing all four passengers and a passerby woman on the spot.

A heavy contingent of police arrived at the crime scene and cordoned off the surrounding area soon after the incident, said the DSP Saddar, adding that inured and bodies were taken to a nearby hospital with the help of rescue teams.

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