KARACHI: Unidentified persons opened fired at Ahle Sunnat Wal Jamaat (ASWJ) leader Maulana Zareen in Karachi, Express News reported on Tuesday.
The incident took place in Labour Colony, Landhi.
The ASWJ leader was not hurt in the attack.
Attacks on the ASWJ have increased in recent months.
Two activists of ASWJ were shot dead and five others including President ASWJ of Bhakkar District Maulana Abdul Hameed Khalid were injured in Sargodha on January 18.
Unidentified armed assailants on a motorcycle opened fired at Khalid’s car near Noori Gate, sources had told The Express Tribune.
On January 4, ASWJ Islamabad General Secretary Mufti Muneer Ahmed and an ASWJ office bearer Asad Mehmood were shot dead by two unidentified individuals. The bodies of the two ASWJ men had remained on the road as members of the ASWJ protested following the killing.
Many members of ASWJ were the victims of target killings in 2013 as well.
Three members of a family, associated with the ASWJ, were gunned down in Karachi in December, 2013.
In the same month, Maulana Shamsur Rehman Muawiya, the chief of ASWJ’s Punjab chapter, was killed after unidentified gunmen opened fire on his car along Ravi Road in Lahore.
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