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India, US react to Pakistan ex-PM Imran Khan shooting

After the shooting incident in Pakistan's Punjab province that injured former Prime Minister Imran Khan, India said it is keeping a close eye on the ongoing developments.

"It's a development that just took place. We're closely keeping an eye on it and we'll continue to monitor ongoing developments," said Indian Ministry spokesperson Arindam Bagchi on November 3.

Imran Khan has been injured in a firing incident near his container in Wazirabad in Pakistan's Punjab province during his long march against the ruling coalition, reported local media.

The suspect caught by police for carrying out gunfire during PTI long march has said he wanted to kill PTI chairman Imran Khan because "he was misleading the public," media reports said.

The United States condemned the "assassination attempt" on former Pakistan Prime Minister, saying that there is no space for violence in politics.

Taking to Twitter, US state Secretary Antony Blinken said, "The US strongly condemns the shooting of @ImranKhanPTI at a political rally. We wish him and all others injured a quick recovery, and we offer condolences to the family of the individual who was killed. All parties should remain peaceful. Violence has no place in politics."

After the attack, Faisal Sultan, the former assistant to the prime minister, said that PTI chairman Imran Khan's condition is stable.


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