3 killed in clash over control of mosque
KARACHI: Two activists of Sunni Tehrik and a pedestrian were killed and two people injured in an armed clash for the control of a mosque in Shah Fasial Colony on Tuesday night, police said.
The dispute has been going on for many days between supporters of two schools of thought for the control of Allahwali Masjid.
Police said that Kamran and Khalid, who were killed in the shooting, were activists of Sunni Tehrik, and the third person, Shahab, was a pedestrian. The two injured Nadeem and Shafiq were also ST activists, police said.
The area was tense was after the killings. A heavy police contingent reached on the spot. DIG (Operations) Mushtaq Shah also reached the area to control the law-and-order situation.
He said the incident occurred outside the mosque. A leader of Sunni Tehrik, Iftikhar Bhatti, accused the Muttahida Quami Movement (MQM) of being behind the incident. He said his organization had already informed the area police station about the involving of the MQM, which he said was helping the rival group, he said.