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Passerby killed in exchange of gunfire

- BY IMTIAZ SHAH Correspond­ent

A passerby was killed here in an exchange of gunfire between two Sunni Muslim groups, police said yesterday.

The gunfight occurred between supporters of the Dawaat-e-Islami and the Ahl-e-Hadith groups in a low-income neighbourh­ood in the east of the city, police and ambulance workers said.

Accusation­s

“It was a clash between two groups who accused each other of insulting the Holy Prophet (PBUH),” said a senior police official. “One passerby was killed in the crossfire between them.”

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