Accessibility links

Breaking News

Two Dead In Violence Near Slain Pakistani Militant Leader's Burial

Angry protests flared into deadly vioilence at the funeral of Pakistani militant leader Malik Ishaq on July 30 -- a day after he was gunned down in a militant attack against a police convoy.

Authorities say at least two people were killed in an apparent reprisal attack on a police checkpoint in Ishaq's hometown of Rahim Yar Khan.

Violence also erupted as the bodies of Ishaq, his two sons, and 11 other militants arrived for burial late on the evening of July 29.

Protesters tried to storm a Shi'ite mosque and private property in the town. They also attacked police with stones.

Many attending the July 30 funeral were members of Ishaq’s militant Lashkar-e-Jhangvi group, which has links to the Taliban and Al-Qaeda.

Ishaq was killed with 13 other militants, including his two sons, when the gunmen tried to free him from police custody while he was being transported in a convoy.

Based on reporting by AP, Reuters, and AFP