12 killed as chaos, violence erupt in Rawalpindi’s Raja Bazar: police

Regional Terrorism12 killed as chaos, violence erupt in Rawalpindi’s Raja Bazar: police

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RAWALPINDI: At least 12 persons were killed while more than 20 others sustained injuries as chaos and violence erupted in Raja Bazar located in Rawalpindi on Friday evening after unknown miscreants opened gunfire near the doorway of a central procession, police sources said.

Meanwhile, Rawalpindi Commissioner requested the provincial government to impose a curfew in the city to restore calm.

The sources said that unknown miscreants opened gunfire near Raja Bazar’s Fawara Chowk at which a wave of anger gripped the people and they set some shops in the cloth market on fire after demolishing them. Provoked people also snatched arms from duty policemen.

The situation prompted the authorities to call army to control the situation. While fire tenders were also called by the authorities to extinguish the fire.

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