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Four more killed as violence continues in Karachi

25 December, 2013

KARACHI: At least four people, including a woman were killed in separate incidents of violence across the metropolis on Tuesday.

In the first incident, a man was shot dead near Saifi College within the jurisdiction of North Nazimabad police station

Police said that victim, Mohammad Ashraf, 28, son of Mohammad Siddiq was on his way, when armed riders shot him dead.

His body was taken to Abbasi Shaheed Hospital for autopsy. The victim used to drive a rickshaw and hailed from Rahim Yar Khan. Police has yet to ascertain the motive behind his killing.

In another incident, a man was gunned down in Baldia Town No 9 within the vicinity of Saeedabad police station.

Police said that deceased identified as Saeed Jumma, 50, was on his way when unidentified armed men shot and killed him. The body was shifted to hospital for autopsy. The motive behind the incident has not been ascertained yet, and further investigations are underway, police said.

Separately, a woman was shot dead insider her house situated in the slum area of New Muzaffarabad Colony within the precincts of Quaidabad police station.

According to initial investigations, the woman, identified as Rabia, 40, wife of Bahadur Ali, was killed by her own son over some family dispute. The accused later escaped after committing the crime. Victim's body was shifted to Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre for autopsy.

Meanwhile, police have found a body wrapped in a cloth from Gulshan-e-Ghazi within the remits of Ittehad Town police station.

Police said that on being informed police rushed to the spot and shifted the body to the hospital and later moved to morgue for identification. Police said the motive couldn't be ascertained till the victim was identified.

Meanwhile, founder and leader of MQM Altaf Hussain has strongly condemned the remote controlled bomb blast in Orangi Town No 10 that killed and wounded scores of people. He expressed his deep sorrow and grief over the tragic incident. In a statement Hussain said, "The remote controlled bomb blast on the route of Chelum procession of Hazrat Imam Hussain (RA) has proved that terrorists wanted to ignite sectarian riot and destabilise the country." He appealed to the people and scholars of all schools of thought to maintain unity and brotherhood. "The country is passing through a difficult time. Terrorists are planning to destroy the integrity of the country, and in this situation, I urge you not to fight each other. We should unite and frustrate the despicable plans of the terrorists," he said, while expressing his heartfelt condolences and sympathies with the bereaved families.

He demanded an action from Prime Minister Nawaz Shareef, Federal Minister Chaudhry Nisar and Sindh Chief Minister to arrest the perpetrators responsible for the bomb attack.

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