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MQM’s Khawaja Izhar Escapes Assassination Attempt

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Karachi: Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan Pakistan (MQM-P) senior leader and Opposition leader in the Sindh Assembly, Khawaja Izharul Hassan survived an assassination attempt as he was leaving a Mosque after offering Eid-ul-Azha prayers in Buffer Zone area.
A police constable and a child were killed and five others were injured. Rescue officials shifted the deceased and the injured to the hospital.
Unidentified armed men attacked on MQM leader after Eid-ul-Azha prayers in Buffer Zone, area of Karachi.
However, One of the assailant was shot dead in retaliatory firing by security guard. Police claimed to have recovered a 9mm pistol and a motorbike from the crime scene.
According to Khawaja Izhar, the number of assailants were four while they were in uniform which apparently seemed to be a Police uniform.
The assailants also tried to enter in the Mosque. While MQM-P leader Farooq Sattar and Faisal Sabzwari strongly condemned the attack on Khawaja Izharul Hassan.

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