At least nine people were killed in Sadiqabad, a city in Punjab’s Rahim Yar Khan district, after a group of armed assailants riding three motorbikes stormed two gas stations, police said.
District Police Officer (DPO) Asad Sarfraz told reporters that several people were also injured in the incident on Sunday.
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The attackers, according to Sarfraz, suspected some of the deceased of being police informers, adding that at least six members of the gang had been killed in a clash with police a few months ago.
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The attackers, who shared the same community with the deceased, suspected that their accomplices had been killed after a tip-off by the victims of today’s attack, Asad added.