Target killings claim 12 lives in Karachi
16 February, 2013
KARACHI: Target killing continued unabatedly in the city on Friday, claiming at least 12 lives in separate acts of violence.
In the first incident, a bullet-riddled body and an injured person were found from near Darul Uloom, Korangi within the precincts of Awami Colony police station. Both were activists of Mohajir Qaumi Movement-Haqiqi (MQM-H).
SHO Hatim Marwat said that the deceased was later identified as 33-year-old Muhammad Asghar, son of Shan, while his accomplice Nadeem, 30. The body and injured were brought to Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre (JPMC) for an autopsy and treatment, respectively. Separately, another bullet-riddled body of MQM-H worker was found from Ismail Goth Graveyard Road within the vicinity of Sharafi Goth police station.
SHO Akhlaq Ahmed said that unidentified culprits first kidnapped he victim and after shooting him multiple times threw the body out from a running vehicle and fled. The body was taken to JPMC for medico-legal formalities where the victim was later identified as 28-year-old Junaid Khan, son of Sultan Khan and resident of Shah Faisal colony.
MQM-H spokesman Khalid Hammedi confirmed the affiliation of the victims (Asghar, Khan and injured Nadeem) with his party and added that they were abducted when they were returning home after visiting Clifton beach last night.
In another incident, an industrialist narrowly escaped while his security guard was killed in an armed attack in Korangi area within the limits of Awami Colony police station. A police official said that armed pillion riders opened fire on a car killing 35-year-old Imdad Hussain, son of Ali Hussain, on the spot. The culprits targeted the car of industrialist, Noman Ali Turab, but fortunately he remained safe in the attack.
A policeman was gunned down at Singar Chowrangi within the jurisdiction of Awami Colony police station. According to the police, the deceased 49-year-old Basheer Ahmed, son of Raheem Bux, was on routine patrol when armed culprits shot him dead and fled.
A Shia man was killed on sectarian basis at Baloch Goth, Orangi Town within the precincts of Orangi Town police station. According to the police, unidentified armed culprits stopped a bicycle at Baloch Goth and opened indiscriminate fire on him. A labourer was killed near Valika Chowrangi within the limits of SITE A police station. A police official said that the deceased 25-year-old Samiullah Khan, son of Moosa Khan, was on his way to work when armed riders intercepted him near Valika Cowrangi and opened fire on him. He received fatal bullet wounds and died instantly.
Two brothers were gunned down inside their slippers shop situated at Mehran Town, Korangi within limits of Korangi Industrial Area police station. According to the police, two unidentified armed pillion riders reached the shop and one of the culprits barged into the shop and opened indiscriminate firing killing both the brothers 30-year-old Bakhtzada, son of Husool Karim, and his younger brother Sahibzada, 28.
A chicken shop owner was killed while another injured in an armed attack in Korangi area within the jurisdiction of Awami Colony police station. According to the police, unidentified armed riders opened fire at a chicken shop killing 37-year-old Rashid, son of Khalil on the spot and injuring Babar, son of Salauddin.
A tortured body of a 37-year-old man was found form a nullah within the jurisdiction of Sarjani Town police station. Police said that the identity of the victim could not be ascertained.
An injured of last night's attack, Ibrahim Buksh, 40, succumbed to his injuries during treatment here on Friday. According to the police, unidentified armed riders opened fire at a scrap shop in Malir City police remits injuring four people, including a policeman namely Ghulam Hussain.
In another incident, 50-year-old Sibtain Hussain succumbed to his injuries during treatment at ASH. Police said that the deceased lived in Orangi Town and used to run a general store near his home where unidentified motorcyclists shot and injured him apparently on sectarian basis on Wednesday.