September 2005 News

Two killed, 3 injured in Gilgit firing

23 September 2005
The Dawn
Our Correspondent

Gilgit: A school girl and another person were killed while three others sustained bullet wounds when unidentified men sprayed bullets on a passenger bus near FC checkpost. The incident took place in Baseen neighbourhood at 4pm, sources said. Eyewitness said the assailants opened indiscriminate firing on a passenger bus that was leading to Bargu village. The dead were identified as Naib Khan and Memoona residents of Danyore while the injured were identified as Nabi Khan, Shaheen Khan and a third passenger. The killing resumed after three hours of departure of the minister to Skardu. The unabated killing since Jan 8 has claimed 74 lives despite heavy deployment of the security forces in and around Gilgit.


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