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One killed, 7 injured in assault on PTI’s convoy in Wazirabad – Pakistan



Seven individuals, together with former prime minister Imran Khan and different social gathering leaders, had been injured and a celebration employee was killed in a gun assault on the PTI chief’s container as his convoy reached Wazirabad’s Allah Wala Chowk on Thursday.

The Punjab police mentioned the deceased has been recognized as Muazzam Nawaz.

“It was a transparent assassination try. Khan was hit however he’s steady. There was plenty of bleeding,” Fawad Chaudhry informed Reuters. “If the shooter had not been stopped by individuals there, your complete PTI management would have been worn out.”

The Punjab police confirmed {that a} social gathering employee, who was within the metropolis to welcome the caravan — which was there for the social gathering’s second iteration of its “Azadi” march — was killed within the assault. In the meantime, a suspect was additionally taken into custody from the location.

The injured embody PTI leaders Ahmed Chattha and Chaudhry Yousuf, and social gathering staff Omer Meyer and Rashid.

Senator Javed, who was additionally wounded and had blood stains on his garments, informed Geo Information from the hospital: “A number of of our colleagues are wounded. We heard that one among them is lifeless.”

Following the firing, Imran Khan was instantly shifted to a hospital in Lahore, based on Reuters, whereas the opposite injured had been taken by ambulances to the close by Wazirabad Institute of Cardiology.

In keeping with rescue officers and PTI, ten individuals had been injured because of the firing, together with the PTI officers. Experiences additionally mentioned that one baby was included within the injured individuals.

Footage on tv confirmed an injured Imran Khan waving to supporters after reportedly being shot after which being carried to his bulletproof pickup truck.

In separate footage broadcast on tv, one alleged assailant may very well be seen being subdued by social gathering supporters and subsequent pictures confirmed him being taken away by policemen.

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