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Gunmen open fire at Pak rally; 7 killed, 10 injured

October 08, 2012 09:22 IST

At least seven persons were killed and 10 others injured when unidentified gunmen opened fire at a rally on Sunday in Sindh province that was being addressed by senior Pakistan People's Party leader Nafisa Shah, officials said.

Shah, the daughter of Sindh Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah, escaped unhurt when the gunmen began firing at the rally in Khairpur area of Sindh Sunday evening.

"Nafisa Shah is unhurt but seven others were killed including a local journalist while three other reporters were also injured in the

firing," a senior police official said.

The

motive behind the attack could not immediately be ascertained. Several local leaders of the PPP were present at the rally.

Witnesses

and official told TV news channels that a journalist was among the injured.

Shah

is a member of the National Assembly or lower house of parliament and a former mayor of Khairpur district.

She

is a campaigner for the rights of women and a member of several parliamentary committees.

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