KHAIRPUR - At least nine people were killed while other seven injured by the firing of armed persons near village Khat Nerjo on Sunday evening. According to report, a large number of labourers were working in the field of sugarcane crops owned by landlord Altaf hussain Narejo at Nauraja bridge in the jurisdiction of Gambat police station that some armed persons assaulted them and opened fire resultantly nine people including Naimatullah Shaikh, Zulfiqar Ali Shaikh, Irfan Ali Shaikh, Nadeem Shaikh, Muhammad Essa Shaikh, Rajab Ali Metlo, Muhammad Sachal Metlo,Nek Muhammad metlo died on the spot while other seven people including sarang shaikh, Khuda Bux Shaikh and Rafique Ahmed were injured severely. The dead bodies and injured were brought to Gambat hospital for post-mortem and first aid. After the incident, armed persons escaped. On receiving information, big contingency of Police reached on the spot but could not arrest any accused.