Two dead, five injured in Lyari shooting

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KARACHI: Unidentified men opened fire at a restaurant in Baghdadi neighbourhood of Lyari area of Karachi, resulting in the death of two people and injury of five others, including a woman.

According to preliminary reports, the firing broke out following a clash between two rival groups in Kalri area of the violence-marred area of the city before the exchange of fire in Baghdadi.

SSP City Adeel Chandio told a private news channel that one of the deceased was identified as Raees Khan while the injured included Bobby Allahdad, Rozina Ejaz, Khan Muhammad, Zahid Shaukat and Saleh Mohammad.

Police collected evidence at the site after learning about the attack while statements of witnessed were recorded as well. However, the law enforcers had not traced the attackers until the filing of this report.

The police are yet to confirm if the attack was the result of the clash among the locals or a terror incident.

The injured and the bodies of the deceased were shifted to a hospital.