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Pakistan interior minister recovering after gun attack

Ahsan Iqbal

By: Sarwar Alam

Pakistan’s interior minister was recovering in hospital on Monday (7) after being shot in a suspected assassination attempt possibly linked to blasphemy, with the attack seen as a “bad omen” for nationwide elections. Ahsan Iqbal, 59, was shot in the right arm as he prepared to leave a public meeting in his constituency in Punjab province late Sunday. A man identified by police only as “Abid” and said to be in his early 20s was wrestled to the ground by police and bystanders as he was preparing to fire a second shot. He has been taken in to custody. The…

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