Local religious leader killed in gun attack in Islamabad

ASWJ's Rawalpindi information secretary killed, two companions critically injured in the attack.


Web Desk March 10, 2014
"The attack might be targeted," says Police. PHOTO: FILE

ISLAMABAD: The information secretary of the Ahle-Sunnat Wal Jamaat Rawalpindi chapter Mohammad Sohail Muavia was killed and two of his companions were injured when the car they were travelling in was targeted near Sharkial area of Islamabad on Monday evening, Express News reported.

According to Express News correspondent Qamarul Munawar, gunmen on motorcycle fired on the car of Mufti Tanveer, the Rawalpindi president for Ahle-Sunnat Wal Jamaat, near Zia mosque in Shakrial area of Islamabad.

Police said Muavia died on the spot. Two of his companions Ammanullah and Nasir, travelling in the car with him were critically injured. They were shifted to the Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS) in Islamabad for treatment.

Officials said that the car belonged to Mufti Tanveer. The added that the Mufti had had a history of receiving threats and have not ruled out the possibility that the incident might be a targeted attack.

COMMENTS (1)

Zi | 7 years ago | Reply

Sectarian killing, terrorism. Still- Islamabad is safe- insist Ch.Nisar. Bravo incompetence!

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