Former Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan was shot in the foot during a political rally on Thursday, but his condition is stable, a senior aide said.
Khan was injured when shots were fired from the crowd near the city of Gujranwala, his senior aide, Raoof Hasan, told AFP.
“This was an attempt to kill him, to kill him,” Hasan said, adding that one alleged attacker had been shot and a second taken into police custody.
Khan has been leading a march from the city of Lahore to the capital Islamabad since last Friday, where he is campaigning for new elections after being removed from office this spring.
Every day on his so-called “long march”, 70-year-old Khan has assembled a shipping container that is pulled by a truck and delivers speeches to thousands of people in towns and villages along the way.
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