Sectarian Violence: Man injured in firing incident

The police said that Alam was hit by a bullet in his stomach.


Express August 23, 2011

GILGIT:


A man was injured when armed men opened fire at him near Yadgar area on late Sunday, the police and witnesses said on Monday.


Intikhab Alam, an employee of the health department, was on his way to a mosque for Taraweeh prayers when unknown men opened fire at him, said local residents, adding that the gunmen fled from the scene right after the incident.

The tragic incident triggered panic across the city, which has been afflicted by sectarian flare ups for several years. The injured was rushed to a nearby hospital, where his condition was initially listed as critical. However, his condition has improved on Monday.

The police said that Alam was hit by a bullet in his stomach. They admitted the Yadgar area has witnessed many such incidents over time, despite the presence of dozens of security personnel at check posts.

Published in The Express Tribune, August 23rd, 2011.

COMMENTS (2)

junaid abdullah | 9 years ago | Reply its really a sad incident. this is very correct that the yadgar area has faced such incident at the end of every day last year, and again this area is facing the same issue. last year some houses have been set to fire and maintaining the same legacy govenment remain silient. if such issue will not be handle on the proper issue than words like peace, harmony, tranquility and other words relating these will be seen only in books. we have got a province like status, got an independent plateform to raised our voice even then we are calm enough that nothing is happening around us. please speak atleast through the power of pen, don't wait for any journalist, when injustice is there then every one should realise the problem and look into their inner strength and come out with a piece of writing, that piece of writing will be the voice of your heart and without correct grammer everyobe will understand, if we will wait for a prudent journalist , then we will have to spend another 64years in confusing state.
Ali Ahmad Jan | 9 years ago | Reply

How it was assumed that the incident was sectarian and had no other reasons?

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