2017-11-30

Mosque shooting in Islamabad leaves 1 dead

AFP

ISLAMABAD -- Unidentified gunmen have killed one person and wounded at least four others outside a Shia mosque in Islamabad, police said Wednesday (November 29).

The gunfire erupted as worshippers left the Bab-ul-Ilm mosque following evening prayers in Islamabad's I-8 sector.

"Two gunmen approached a water cooler installed outside the mosque's main gate and filled their glasses with water, then opened fire indiscriminately on people as they came out," local police official Qasim Ahmad told AFP.

The attackers arrived on foot and ran away after the shooting, disappearing into a nearby greenbelt, he said.

No group so far has claimed responsibility.

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