Two killed in PPP-PML(Q) clash

Updated on Feb 09, 2008 04:10 PM IST
The dead PPP workers were killed in separate incidents of firing that erupted after party clashes at Dadu and Mir Khan Leghari in Sindh.
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PTI | By, Karachi

Two men were killed in clashes between supporters of the Pakistan People's Party and the ruling PML-Q in the southern Sindh province, police said on Saturday.

Both the dead men were PPP workers. They were killed in two separate incidents of firing that erupted following clashes between PPP and PML-Q at Dadu and Mir Khan Leghari in Sindh on Friday.

At last nine persons, including two journalists, were injured in the clashes, police said.

At Dadu, from where former federal minister and PML-Q leader Liaquat Ali Jatoi is contesting the February 18 general election, a clash between PML-Q and PPP workers sparked tension across the town.

PPP supporters then staged a protest outside Jatoi's home following which there was an exchange of fire between workers of the two parties. PPP worker Shahjehan was killed in the firing, police said.

At Mir Khan Leghari village, PPP worker Abdul Rasheed Leghari was killed in an incident of firing that the PPP blamed on PML-Q supporters.

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