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2 killed as gunmen fire outside mosque in Pakistan

At least two persons were killed and six others injured when three unidentified gunmen opened fire at a mosque in Bahawalpur in central Pakistan today.

world Updated: Sep 25, 2010 20:51 IST

At least two persons were killed and six others injured when three unidentified gunmen opened fire at a mosque in Bahawalpur in central Pakistan today.

The gunmen, who were travelling on a motorcycle, began firing when people gathered outside the Al-Qamar mosque after the 'Fajr' or pre-dawn prayers in Satellite Town area of Bahawalpur.

No group claimed responsibility for the incident.

Rescue teams reached the spot soon after the incident and took the bodies and the injured to a nearby hospital.

Local residents gathered on the streets and protested against the attack.

They blocked roads and shouted slogans against the administration for failing to maintain law and order in the city.

Senior police officers reached the spot and convinced the people to disperse after assuring them that the attackers would be arrested.

Officials said the motive behind the attack would be established by an investigation.

Later, police beefed up security across Bahawalpur city.

People from different walks of life condemned the incident and urged authorities to bring the attackers to justice.