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New weapons used in attack on Mufti Taqi Usmani: forensic report

March 26, 2019

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The weapons used in an attack on prominent religious scholar Mufti Usmani were never used before the March 22 assassination attempt at the religious scholar, the forensic report revealed on Tuesday.

Two 9mm pistols were used by the attackers, the report says. They fired nine bullets from one pistol and six from the other one.

The attackers started following Mufti Usmani from 12:15pm at Singer Chowrangi and attacked him 16 minutes later at NIPA Chowrangi, the police said, adding that they used three 125cc bikes in the attack.

Related story: Mufti Taqi Usmani survives attack, police guard and driver killed at Karachi’s Nipa Chowrangi

Mufti Usmani’s car came under attack Friday afternoon. His guard and driver were killed when assailants opened fire on his vehicle, however, he remained unhurt.

Another car carrying Mufti Shahab of the Darul Uloom Korangi also came under attack in the same incident. Sindh Inspector-General Dr Kaleem Imam said they obtained some important leads in the case and that they know who was behind the attack.

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    Faraz   March 27, 2019 5:55 am/ Reply

    Samaa – doing a good job uncovering the evil politics of terrorism being played by Pakistan’s #1 enemy india and its accomplices in Pakistan = Sharif family and Zardari family who are enemies of Pakistani people and Pakistan

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