KARACHI: In an unusual incident, a group of armed men robbed on Tuesday a mosque in Soldier Bazaar.
According to the police, seven unidentified men climbed the wall of the Qadri Masjid, beat up the mosque’s caretaker and held him hostage.
The suspects managed to escape after looting cash from the cupboards and the donation box in the mosque and also took a repeater gun away, which belonged to the mosque’s security guard.
SP Shahla Qureshi said that prayer leader Fariduddin Qadri informed the police about the incident, upon which the police initiated investigations.
Police officials said that over Rs300, 000 were looted and an FIR has been registered.