Police arrested two brothers suspected of participating in a knife attack on a group of fellow Pakistanis in Kwun Tong that left one dead and two seriously injured.
The two men, aged 26 and 39, were arrested in Wong Tai Sin on Tuesday morning, but they denied any involvement in the deadly incident, Apple Daily reports.
According to sources, several Pakistani men were chatting at a playground from across Kwun Tong Garden Estate on Ngau Tau Kok Road late Monday night, when a group of seven knife-wielding men, also Pakistanis, attacked them.
The attackers had fled when police arrived at the scene after receiving a report.
One of the victims, aged 25, was pronounced dead on arrival at a hospital, reportedly after losing a lot of blood from a wound to the carotid artery, while two of his companions, aged 23 and 25, remained in the intensive care unit after sustaining multiple slash wounds in the back and the right chest respectively.
Sources said the attack was connected to a dispute between two rival gangs that started two months ago.
Some of the men involved in the fight have triad backgrounds, and most are Hong Kong residents and have jobs, the sources said.
The Regional Anti-Triad Unit of Kowloon East is handling the case, which has been classified as murder.
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