Rawalpindi: 40 injured as two groups clash
RAWALPINDI: At least 40 people, including three policemen, were injured in a clash between two groups in Dheri Hassanabad on Friday, as local legislators rushed to cool down emotions running high.
Police used tear gas to disperse the clashing groups, but no arrests were made. Three policemen were slightly injured.
The clash started when a procession, led by Manzoor Jaffari and brought out from Qasar-e-Abbas after the Friday prayers, came face to face with a group led by Akram Hamdani.
MNA Malik Ibrar and MPA Chaudhry Iyaz visited the troubled area and held talks with the groups’ leaders.
Fourteen injured people, including Manzoor and Ghayoor Abbas who fell unconscious due to excessive tear gas shelling, were taken to the District Headquarters (DHQ) Hospital. They are stated to be in stable condition.