Islamabad : At least four supporters of former Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif were killed Thursday when unidentified gunmen fired at his party’s procession on the outskirts of Islamabad, local press reports said.
Sharif, leader of the Pakistan Muslim League-N (PML-N), was due to address election rallies in the eastern Pakistani city of Rawalpindi, near Islamabad.
A procession was taken out to welcome Sharif when unidentified gunmen opened fire from a house on the main Islamabad airport road, the PML-N said.
Around 16 supporters were injured in the attack. Seven are in critical condition, the PML-N said.
According to reports from local media, Sharif blamed supporters of Pakistan Muslim League (PML-Q) for the violence.
“Some Q League workers fired at our people,” Sharif said, referring to the PML-Q which supports President Pervez Musharraf.
“We have reports that several people were wounded,” he said.