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Four Shia men laid to rest: Riots erupt during funeral processions
By Atif Raza
Source: Daily Times
KARACHI: Riots were reported in various areas of the city on Sunday during the funeral processions of four members of the Shia community – two men killed on Saturday and two victims of the Ashura blast.
According to details, the funeral prayer of Hammad Hussain Kanji, 21, who was gunned down on Saturday in the Rizvia police precincts, was offered at the Rizvia Imambargah with two victims of the Ashura blast.
As per DNA reports, the Ashura blast victims were identified as Mukhtar Ali Soomro and his uncle Ali Muhammad Soomro.
The funeral procession of all three victims moved from Rizvia to the Mewashah graveyard.
According to reports, angry protesters pelted passing vehicles with stones and torched a truck on their way to the graveyard. An exchange of fire between the law enforcers and the participants of the procession was also reported.Police and Rangers personnel resorted to aerial firing and tear-gassing to maintain the law and order situation.
The procession passed through Golimar, Pak Colony, Rizvia and other adjacent areas where public and private lives were suspended, as the situation remained tense and intermittent firing continued.