Islamabad: Former Pakistan Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani's son Ali Haider Gilani was on Thursday kidnapped in Pakistan's Punjab province by unidentified gunmen who shot dead his personal secretary and a bodyguard.

Haider was participating in a campaign meeting at Multan city when the gunmen opened fire at his supporters. His secretary Mohiyuddin and bodyguard were wounded and later succumbed to their injuries. Five others were injured in the attack.

There was no official word on the development. No group claimed responsibility for the attack or the abduction.

A witness said that the gunmen came to the spot in a car and fired indiscriminately at Haider Gilani's supporters. He said he had seen the gunmen bundle Haider into a car and drive away.

The banned Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan had warned it will target secular parties like the Pakistan People's Party and Awami National Party ahead of the May 11 general election.


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