Two youth were shot dead and 11 other persons including three women sustained serious injuries in an attack by rivals in village Chaatri, Shakargarh tehsil here on Wednesday.

The police said that Nazir, Yasir and their other family members including women were busy working in their fields. In the meanwhile, more than 12 accused armed with guns raided the fields and started indiscriminate firing on them. As a result, two youth identified as Nazir and Yasir were killed on the spot and 11 others including three women got injured.

The police officials said that the injured were shifted to Mayo Hospital Lahore from Shakargarh THQ Hospital due to their critical condition. The condition of three injured women is stated to be very critical.

According to the police, the reason behind the incident is an old land dispute between the two groups. Police said that the attackers belonged to Anwar Aziz group, while the victims belonged to Tahir Anees Group. The Shakargarh Police have started investigation with no arrest in this regard.