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17 January, 2014

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KARACHI: Four people including two policemen were killed in separate incidents of violence, while a strangulated body of a woman was found on Thursday.

In the first incident, two policemen were killed and another passing by was wounded in an armed attacked on the police van near Shafiq Mor within the jurisdiction of New Karachi police station.

Police said that unidentified assailants riding on motorcycles came and sprayed bullets on the police van. As a result three policemen and a passerby sustained bullets injuries and were rushed to Abbasi Shaheed Hospital (ASH), where doctors pronounced the death of two and admitted others for treatment.

Deceased policemen were identified as Head Constable Mohammad Javed, 40, son of Allah Ditta and Constable Asif Khan, 30, son of Abdul Rasheed, while injured are Constable Saleem, 28, and passerby Khano Ada, 40.

SSP Amir Farooqi said that terrorists belonging to outlawed organisations were behind the killing.

In another incident, a man was gunned down at Manghopir Road within the vicinity of SITE-A police station.

Police said that victim, 43-year-old Syed Junaid Akhtar, son of Akhtar Ali, was on his way in his car when unknown armed riders intercepted the vehicle and resorted to indiscriminate firing. As a result the victim sustained bullets wounds and died on the spot. His body was taken to the ASH for autopsy and later handed over to his heirs. Police has not ascertained the motive behind the incident yet, however further investigation was underway.

Separately, a young man was killed in his vehicle at Karsaz Road within the limits of Bahadabarad police station.

Police said that deceased, identified as Sajjad, 20, son of Khuda Baksh, was with his cousin Nisar and friend Akhtar, and after an exchange of hot words, Akhtar shot him once on his face and fled from the scene. As a result Sajjad died on the spot, and was shifted to the hospital for legal formalities, from where his body was handed over to the heirs.

Elsewhere, a strangulated body of a woman was found from a house situated near Labourer School within the precincts of SITE-B police station.

On a tip-off, police reached the site and shifted the body to Civil Hospital Karachi for an autopsy, where the deceased was identified as Robina, 27, wife of Abdul Qayyum. Police arrested her husband over suspicion, and initiated further probe.

Meanwhile, an officer of a spy agency survived an armed attacked near Jauhar roundabout within the limits of Shahrah-e-Faisal police station.

Police said that the victim, Captain Ehtesham Haider was on his way in his car, when unidentified armed riders targeted him and later fled from the scene. Resultantly he sustained multiple bullet wounds and was rushed to the hospital, where doctors admitted him in critical condition. Police have not been able to ascertain the motive behind the incident and further investigations are underway.

Arrests: Meanwhile, police claimed to have apprehended around 85 criminals during separate targeted raids conducted across the city on Thursday. As per details, Karachi police nabbed around 85 criminals during 94 raids and seven encounters in various parts of the metropolis.

According to Sindh police spokesman, those detained include 25 absconders, 19 drug peddlers, four robbers, one terrorist, two target killers and two extortionists, while 27 have been arrested for possession of illicit weapons. Weapons of different calibers were also recovered from the possession of suspects, the spokesman added.


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