KARACHI: A Pakistan Navy captain was shot dead in a suspected case of targeted killing near Karsaz Bridge on Wednesday. His foreigner wife suffered injuries in the attack.

Captain Nadeem Ahmed, 40, was traveling with wife Tracy in a car when two gunmen on a motorcycle attacked them. Captain Ahmed died and his wife received bullet wounds.

“The murder of Navy official is a [case of] targeted killing…[and] its motive appears to have enhanced the sense of instability in the metropolis,” said DIG East Tahir Naveed. He ruled out the possibility of a robbery attempt or personal enmity as the cause of the attack.

“We believe that assailants thought the murder of a Navy official will make big news and trigger a hue and cry about instability in the city,” he added.

DIG Naveed, a retired captain, said the couple was on way to Navy Engineering College on Karsaz Road from their residence when they came under fire. He said the Navy official and his wife held PhD degrees. They were married in London in 2008.

DSP Shahra-i-Faisal Rustam Nawaz told Dawn that the incident occurred at 8:10am near National Stadium.

The Navy official received a single bullet on the right side of his neck. His wife sustained bullet wounds in her right hand and was reported out of danger.—Staff Reporter

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