Policeman fatally shot while guarding Ahmadiyya Mosque

Gunmen shot and critically injured a policeman an Ahmadiyya Mosque in Southern Punjab on Saturday, also taking away his gun. The incident took place outside Ahmadiyya Mosque on College Road.

The critically injured policeman, Irshad Hussain was taken to Tehsil Hospital Tounsa and then rushed to Nishtar hospital in Multan.

“Police have registered a case with clauses of terrorism,” said an official, adding that police have rejected the possibility of any personal feud.

A joint investigation team headed by DSP Tounsa Muhammad Saleem Khan Niazi was sent to probe the incident.

After the incident the SHO Police of the area was also suspended while the police arrested a number of suspects for interrogation. A joint investigation team, headed by Deputy Superintendent Police of Tounsa Muhammad Saleem Khan Niazi has also been set up to probe the incident. Dera Gazi Khan’s DPO (Divisional Police Officer) Mubashir Mekan said the area had been cordoned off and the culprits would be arrested soon.