A prominent member of the Shia community of was gunned down while his friend sustained bullet injuries when unidentified attackers opened fire on them in Yakatoot area late Monday night. Police has arrested an alleged attacker was arrested while fleeing from the spot. Dr Saqlain, a prominent figure of the Shia community and brother of Major (R) Hasnain, a leader of Tehrik-e-Jaffria, , was martyred and his friend Abbas was wounded when unidentified terrorists of outalawed Wahabi’s attackers opened fire on them near their Imambargah in Yakatoot. The wounded man was taken to the Lady Reading Hospital. There were reports that one of the attackers was arrested from the spot when he was fleeing. He is said to have been shifted to unknown place for interrogation.Yakatoot and nearby Kohati, Kochi Bazaar and other areas are thickly populated with Shia community. A large number of Imambargahs are also located in the locality. Strict security measures have been taken in the area to avoid any further attack.
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