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Dispute over animal sacrifice on Bakrid kills five in Pakistan

PTI | Updated on: 22 Aug 2018, 07:23:38 PM
Dispute over animal sacrifice on Bakrid kills five in Pakistan (File Photo)

Peshawar:

Two groups of people in Pakistan on Wednesday clashed and opened fire over sacrifice of animals on Bakrid, killing five persons and injuring six others, police said.

A long-standing dispute between them escalated during the sacrifice of animals on the occasion of Eid al-Adha in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s Mardan city, Geo news reported.

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Both the groups lost two persons each, while a passerby was also killed in the exchange of fire, police said.

The injured were shifted to nearby hospitals in Mardan and Peshawar.

Eid al-Adha, also known as Bakrid or Id-ul-Zuha, marks prophet Abraham’s sacrifice of a lamb after God spared his son, Prophet Ismail.

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First Published : 22 Aug 2018, 07:23:29 PM

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