RAWALPINDI: Five students and a security guard from a private college on Sixth Road were injured as a group of armed men opened fire at them in the New Town area on Monday. The armed group continued firing for a long period of time, after which they managed to escape without any obstruction. The New Town police registered a case and started investigations. Israr Khan, a resident of Kartarpura, registered an FIR saying that he and his friends reached Jinnah Institute, where they are all I-Com students, at 12-noon, when Raja Nomi, Moeen Abbasi, Talat Mahmood, Faizan Bhatti and Umar Abbasi, and 20 accomplices came to the college and opened fire. The guard, Firdous Khan, tried to stop them, but was hit shot and injured, while Khan and his friends Atif, Danish, Farhan and Iqbal were also shot. Khan said that he was unaware of their motive. Investigating Officer Muhammad Anwar suspected that the firing took place over a dispute between students.
Published in The Express Tribune, October 4th, 2011.
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