Students, police clash in Pak, 3 injured
At least three policemen are injured when students of Theology in Islamabad exchanged fire with security forces.world Updated: Jul 03, 2007 15:48 IST
At least three policemen were injured on Tuesday when students of Theology in Islamabad exchanged fire with security forces,
News channel reported.
Hundreds of students of Lal Masjid (also known as Red Mosque) took to the street in protest, chanting pro-Jihadi slogans. Security forces opened fire that triggered retaliations from the students, the report said.
Pakistan had on Monday deployed more forces near the mosque to tighten security around it, Dawn newspaper reported on Tuesday.
The move has brought the total number of Rangers deployed around the mosque to 1,500, with 500 police commandos in support.
The newspaper quoting informed sources said the authorities of the mosque have also reinforced security of its brigade, which is equipped with advanced weapons and wireless systems, and threatened to raid more massage centres in the city.
First Published: Jul 03, 2007 15:44 IST