— File photo
— File photo

KARACHI: At least 13 people including two policemen were killed in different incidents of violence in Karachi on Saturday, DawnNews reported.

Two police constables were gunned down by unknown assailants in Orangi Town neighbourhood of the city as their mobile vehicle came under gun attack in the evening.

Earlier, unidentified gunmen opened indiscriminate fire at a juice shop near Maskan Chowrangi in Gulshan-e-Iqbal, killing the shop owner and two other people whereas four others sustained severe injuries in the attack and were shifted to a private hospital for treatment.

According to the police, Maskan Chowrangi and adjacent areas were being targeted by the group which perpetrated the attack. Shopkeepers have been instructed to close their shops at midnight.

Residents of the area claimed there was a sharp increase in incidents of targeted killings in the area and that police had failed to ensure their safety.

Separately, two madressah students were gunned down at Nipa Chowrangi, following which protesters blocked roads and burned tyres.

Meanwhile, two brothers were shot in Karachi’s Gulshan-e-Iqbal area. The funeral prayers for the deceased persons were offered in Shafiq Colony.

A man was shot dead near Indus Plaza in the city’s Federal-B area whereas two people were killed in the areas of Gulshan-e-Hadeed and Golimar.

A police officer, who sustained injuries due to firing in Sachal Goth near Super Highway earlier today, died in a hospital.

Karachi, the largest metropolitan city of Pakistan, is riddled with targeted killings, gang wars, kidnappings for ransom, extortion and terrorism. Targeted operations led by Rangers’ forces with the support of police are ongoing in the city under a directive issued by the federal government against criminals already identified by federal, military and civilian agencies.


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Iqbal bhai
Jan 04, 2014 11:24am

This is what happens when selective approach is pursued. The operation in Karachi is targeted towards one party only. That's why the number of killings have not reduced. Rather, only the killers have changed.

Hassan
Jan 04, 2014 04:59pm

God knows when this violence will finish in Pakistan, we just need a perfect leader to lead us to success. Nawaz Sharif didn't worth my vote. :'(

sabeeh omer
Jan 04, 2014 05:20pm

Someone ask Qaim Ali Shah and Shahid Hayat who are these killers? With the on-going operation claimed a success by these two why is Karachi still bleeding? What has Chaudhry Nisar who never tires of speaking on every topic got to say? Shame on the government and the police and the rangers!

independentthinker
Jan 04, 2014 08:35pm

Every day I read about killings in Karachi and other parts of Pakistan - what I don't read is that the culprits getting caught for their heinous crimes. I wonder if it is because they are never found or does the newspaper decide not to report the arrests? If the first is true, I can see why criminals are having a field day with their criminal activities - there is no accountability. Shouldn't the police and other law enforcement agencies be held accountable? Isn't that what we are paying them for? I wonder what percentage of murders never get solved? Even if they are targeted killings, I still believe the murderers must be held accountable and must pay their dues. And I also believe if the police is not solving these crimes, they also should be held accountable. There is absolutely no other way to solve this on-going problem and our people will never feel safe - isn't that the basic right of the citizens of Pakistan - to feel safe in their own country?

L Ahmad
Jan 04, 2014 11:39pm

Crime out of control, death and misery escalating every day and utterly helpless, hopeless and incompetent law enforcement authorities.