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Pak naval officer shot dead outside a mosque

September 01, 2011 15:13 IST

A Pakistani Naval officer, involved in the probe into the Mehran air base attack, was shot dead outside a mosque in Karachi after he was caught in a "crossfire".

According to police reports, Lt Commander Nasir Nafees was heading home after offering his prayers at a mosque in North Karachi when he received fatal bullet wounds on Wednesay.

Police said that at the time Nafees exited the mosque, two groups exchanged fire. Nafees, unfortunately, was caught in the crossfire, The Express Tribune said.

However, "some quarters suggested that Nafees may have been targeted over his role in investigating the Mehran base attack. "Police said that they will investigate all angles to the incident," the report said.

The incident also claimed the life of a second person, Iqbal Tariq. One person was also reportedly injured.

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