One dead, 13 injured as students group clash in Islamabad

One dead, 13 injured as students group clash in Islamabad
ISLAMABAD: One student was killed and several others were injured during a clash between two groups over an event at the International Islamic University Islamabad (IIUI) on Thursday, police said.
The deceased was identified as Syed Tufail from Gilgit Baltistan (GB).
Students told media reporters, that Jamat-e-Islami (JI) Naib-Ameer Liaquat Baloch was addressing the event when the members of the opposing party broke into the hall around 9:30pm and started firing.

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After the incident, the deputy commissioner of Islamabad tweeted.
“There was a clash between two student bodies in a University. Unfortunately one student died because of the skirmish.
We have taken over the security, Police and Magistrates are on site.
Rangers has been called. Compound is being searched. Anyone having info may plz call on 15,”

In the evening, one group of students attacked members of the other group, injuring two. Later at night, the colleagues of the injured students attacked their rivals.
During the clash, weapons were also used and shots were fired, said the police.
Some of the students were brought to the Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (Pims) with bullet injuries where one of them died.

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Shortly after getting information about the clash, police reached outside the university and sought reinforcement with a prison van, anti-riot unit and water cannon vehicle, the area magistrate was also called to the spot.
A senior police officer told media: “We have reached the university and are waiting for the Assitant Commissioner or magistrate to come.
Permission from the university administration is required for the police to enter the premises,” he added.
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