A religious leader has been killed in Pakistan

A prominent cleric was killed in a religious purge by religious leaders in Pakistan’s northwest region of Sindh.

Mohammed Umar, a prominent cleric from the Sunni group Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), was gunned down on Monday, state-run news agency SPA reported.

It said the killing took place at a mosque in Qasim, about 60 kilometres (37 miles) north of Karachi, and that he had been killed while delivering a sermon on Sunday.

Qasim is an area that has seen a wave of attacks on mosques and religious leaders since the killing of the cleric, which was a revenge killing after his killing of a group of Taliban militants in July.