LARKANA: Two brothers were gunned down and a third one was wounded in an attack near Essa Kalhoro village, some 40 kilometres from here on Friday.
Azizullah Memon, Tufail Ahmed and Shoaib riding a motorcycle were visiting a piece of land in the village when they came under fire. Azizullah and Tufail died on the spot and Shoaib was rushed to the Chandka Medical College Hospital, Larkana, for treatment.
Residents of the village and police believed that the attack was the result of an old dispute between the Memon and Kalhoro communities of the area over the ownership of the farmland, located within the village.
The victims belonged to Chajjira village, situated on the outskirts of Qambar town.
When the three brothers were visiting the land, armed men, purportedly their rivals in the dispute, chased and opened fire at them from the back and sped away, said local reporters.
The bereaved family and their relatives took the bodies to the nearby Qambar bypass to hold a protest demonstration over the attack. Raising slogans against the area police for failing to protect citizens` lives, they also accused Kalhoros of attacking the victims over the property dispute.
The vehicular traffic on the road remained suspended during the course of the protest.
The Qambar-Shahdadkot SSP held negotiations with the bereaved family and held out the assurance that the culprits would be taken to task soon. On his assurance, the protesters dispersed and cleared the road. No arrests were made till late in the evening.