2 Lawyers Killed in Firing During Court Session

Two lawyers have been killed in a firing incident between two rival groups within premises of a court in Pakistan’s eastern city of Lahore on Tuesday, the country’s media reported.

Local newspapers reports that the incident occurred in the Lahore session court when two groups opened fire at each other, killing one lawyer on the spot while injuring another, whom later died from the gunshot wounds on his way to the hospital.

A heavy contingent of police later descended the court premises and cordoned off the area in the wake of the incident.

Security was tightened in and around the court building with both entry and exit points closed off, while a search operation was launched.

Tuesday’s fatal shooting is the second such incident in less than a month at the session court in Lahore, the capital city of Pakistan’s east Punjab Province.

On January 31, an unknown number of gunmen opened fire outside the premises of session court in Lahore.

A police officer and under-trial prisoner were killed while another police officer was injured in the firing incident.

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