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KARACHI: At least two people, including a prayer leader at a local mosque, were killed Wednesday in separate incidents of violence in the the commercial hub of Karachi.

40-year old prayer leader Maulana Ahsan Rasheed was gunned down by unidentified armed men inside a mosque situated in New Karachi No-3 area. The victim passed away before he could be taken to hospital.

However, local residents of the area caught one of the alleged gunmen while he was trying to escape and handed him over to the police.

In another incident 55-year old Feroz Khan, security guard of private bank, was shot dead by unidentified armed men, when he was on duty at bank branch situated at Boat Basin, in the city’s uptown Clifton area.

Police said the assailants managed to escape from the crime scene.

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