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Two Pak nationals stabbed in London

Asian gang stabs 2 Pak nationals in London

india Updated: Apr 23, 2006 22:10 IST

Two Asians, both brothers originally from Pakistan, were stabbed to death after a gang attacked their van in Tooting, south west London.

Mohammad and Hayder Ali, aged 23 and 24, were found fatally wounded outside a house in Fircroft Road, Tooting, on Saturday. Both later died in a hospital, police said on Sunday.

They were attacked by a gang of up to 15 Asian men, who smashed the van's windows. The two then either climbed out or were dragged out, before being stabbed.

Three of the seven men arrested over the deaths have been released on bail.

A third man, who was in the driver's seat throughout the attack, was unharmed.

Police said that a large number of weapons, including knifes and baseball bats, were being examined by forensic experts.

Detective Chief Inspector Mick Duthie said, "At this early stage of the investigation, we are keeping an open mind as to why one group of Asian men attacked another. This attack on two young men has resulted in a family losing not one, but two sons."