Police spokesman Imran Shaukat unidentified gunmen attacked Maulana Aurangzeb Farooqi, leader of Ahl-e-Sunnat-wal-Jamaat, as he came out of his madrassah in the Gulshan-e-Iqbal area of Karachi, KUNA news agency reported.
Farooqi was taken to a hospital for treatment.
The attack sparked protests across the city.
At least six people were killed and more than a dozen others were wounded in separate incidents, Shaukat said.
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