ISLAMABAD (Reuters)- Gunmen opened fire on supporters of former Pakistani prime minister Nawaz Sharif on Thursday while he was campaigning for a January election, wounding several of them, Sharif said.
Sharif blamed supporters of the party that supports President Pervez Musharraf for the violence near the city of Rawalpindi. Police confirmed several people had been hurt in shooting.
“Some Q League workers fired at our people,” Sharif told Reuters, referring to the pro-Musharraf Pakistan Muslim League (Q).
“We have reports that several people were wounded,” he said.
Sharif was several kilometers away from the scene of the shooting at the time, on his way to Rawalpindi.
Officials of the pro-Musharraf party were not immediately available for comment.