KARACHI: At least four people lost their lives and another half dozen people were injured, as two sectarian groups exchanged fire in Godhra Camp in New Karachi Industrial Area, late Sunday night, police said. Tension prevailed in Godhra Camp as commercial activities were suspended following the incident. A heavy contingent was called and the routes leading to Godhra Camp were cordoned off. Residents were confined to their homes as law enforcers failed to control the situation. The bodies of at least four people were taken to Abbasi Shaheed Hospital. According to unconfirmed reports, a woman was also killed during the gun battle. DSP Tahir Khan said two religious groups, Deobandis and Barelvis, clashed after a young Barelvi man named Noor Mohammad was gunned down.
Published in The Express Tribune, September 5th, 2011.
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