Gunmen shoot dead two in Bahawalpur mosque

Gunmen on Saturday stormed a mosque in Bahawalpur and fired at worshippers, killing two and wounding seven others, police said.

“Three men armed with pistols entered Al-Qamar mosque and fired at worshippers and as a result of firing two men died while seven others were wounded,” Bahawalpur district police chief Babar Bakht told AFP.

“Two of the wounded were in critical condition,” he said, adding that the motive behind the attack was not immediately clear, nor anyone had claimed responsibility.

Doctor Abu Ammar Aziz of Victoria Hospital in Bahawalpur confirmed that two men with bullet wounds had died and that the two seriously wounded men were undergoing surgery.