Curfew imposed in Pakistani city after firing killed 10 people

Islamabad, Nov 16, IRNA – Curfew has been imposed in a Pakistani city after firing incidents killed at least 10 people and injured about 80 others, officials said Saturday.
Miscreants torched a mosque and a cloth market in Rawalpindi late Friday.

Army was called out to restore peace after the paramilitary military rangers and the police could not control the incidents of firing. Troops are now patrolling in the city to avoid any backlash.

Residents said that containers were placed on all entry routes to Rawalpindi from the capital Islamabad and other parts of the country early Saturday.

The authorities have asked the people to stay indoor as the curfew will remain in place until midnight on Saturday.

Cellular services in Rawalpindi will also remain suspended on Saturday and Sunday, officials said, adding that angry people also beat the police officers. Photographers and cameramen also came under attack.

Police said that some unidentified men snatched guns from police officers deployed for the security of the Muharram procession and started fire. Some people sneaked into a nearby cloth market and started burning shops there.

Unidentified people on the rooftops of the building also started firing in self-defence to keep the miscreants away.



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