3 killed, 3 injured in market area firing in Pakistan’s Punjab

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ISLAMABAD, March 29 (Xinhua) — Three people were killed and three others injured in the firing inside a market in Pakistan’s east Punjab province on Monday, local media reported.

The incident was the outcome of a clash between two groups in the busy market area, and the killed include the president of a trader union of the market in the capital city Lahore of Punjab province, the reports said.

The slain president set up a barrier in one of the streets of the market to stop vehicles from entering the congested streets, but his rival group tried to stop him and opened fire at his group after a heated debate, the reports added.

The injured had been shifted to a nearby hospital where their condition is stable.

Chief Minister of Punjab Usman Buzdar expressed sorrow over the incident and sought a report from the concerned officials. Enditem

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