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6 dead as killings go unabated in Karachi

12 December, 2013

KARACHI: As police and Rangers continue nabbing criminals in their ongoing 'targeted' raids, the spate of targeted killing is also going on correspondingly as another six people lost their lives in different incidents across the city on Wednesday.

Five people were also wounded in grenade attack in Lyari locality.

Armed gangsters hurled a hand grenade in Gul Mohammad lane of Lyari's Kalakot area. Resultantly, five people including a woman and her two years old son was wounded. The injured were identified as 35-year-old, Humaira, wife of Rafiq Baloch, and her two-year-old son, Ahmed Ali and three more passersby, Ismail, 10, son of Ibrahim, Shahzad, 5, son of Ejaz and Mohammad Usman, 6, son of Hanif.

The injured were taken to the Civil Hospital, Karachi for medical treatment. DSP Shakeel Ahmed said the armed men were behind both the incidents, adding that the law enforcers reached the site and controlled the situation, however, no one was arrested.

Separately, a prayer leader of the Shah Faisal Masjid was shot dead near Disco Bakery in Gulshan-e-Iqbal within the precincts of Gulshan-e-Iqbal police station.

Police said the 40-old Qari Mohammad Usman, son of Asif, was on his way to teach his student in Gulshan-e-Iqbal, when at least two armed men riding a motorcycle waylaid him and escaped after shooting him. Resultantly,l the victim died on the spot. The body was taken to Abbasi Shaheed Hospital for autopsy. Police said that apparently the incident seemed to be a part of ongoing sectarian killings however, further investigation was underway. Ahle Sunnat Wal Jamaat claimed the affiliation of the victim with their organisation and condemned the incident. Their leaders also demanded arrest of the culprits.

Similarly, a man was shot dead in Data Nagar within the vicinity of Orangi Town police station. Police said the deceased was identified as Zeeshan Ali, 28, son of Ahmed Ali, resident of the same area. He was going somewhere when unidentified armed riders targeted him and killed him on the spot. Police shifted the body to hospital for autopsy. Police are yet to ascertain yet the motive behind the incident. Further investigation was underway.

In another incident, a woman was shot dead inside her house over domestic dispute in Block 13-D, Gulshan-e-Iqbal.

Police said that deceased was identified as Zara, wife of Shamim Haider, mother of two children. Police said the deceased was shot and killed by her husband over some family dispute. Police have also arrested the accused and initiated further investigation and registered a case against him.

Separately, a body of a young man was found near from Lyari Post Office within the jurisdiction of Kalakot police station.

Police said the victim was kidnapped by unknown culprits and later they threw his body at the said place after brutal torture. The body was taken to Civil Hospital Karachi for medico legal formalities and later moved to morgue for identification.

Meanwhile, the bodies of a woman and a boy were found near from the graveyard in Baldia Town within the limits of Ittehad Town police station.

Police said they shifted the bodies to CHK for autopsy. According to police, the bodies were at least eight day old and both the victims were strangled to death. The corpses were later shifted to morgue for identification.

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