ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Gunmen on motorcycles opened fire on worshippers at the entrance of a Shi‘ite Muslim mosque in Pakistan’s capital Islamabad on Wednesday, killing an intelligence officer at the scene, police said. Police and rangers stand guard after a shooting at a Shiite mosque in Islamabad, Pakistan November 29, 2017. REUTERS/Caren FirouzThree or four attackers on two bikes shot at members of the minority Shi‘ite community who were leaving evening prayers in a residential neighbourhood, police official Ghulam Qasim said. A member of Pakistan’s domestic Intelligence Bureau among the worshippers got hit several times and died later in hospital, Qasim said. “We’re not sure yet whether it is a sectarian incident,” Qasim added. “The man who died got five or six bullets. That seems to make him a target.” No group immediately claimed responsibility. Attacks are rare in the capital, but Al-Qaeda and Islamic State-affiliated Sunni Muslim sectarian groups are active in the country. Four other people were being treated for bullet wounds, police said.
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Updated Date: Nov 29, 2017 22:30:16 IST