KARACHI:In what appeared to be a renewed wave of targeted killings, at least eight people, including a police officer, were gunned down in different areas of Karachi on Saturday.
Assistant sub inspector (ASI) police Aslam was injured after an unidentified man shot him in the head in Gulshan-e-Iqbal town's Rajput colony; Later he succumbed to his injuries during medical treatment at a private hospital.
In another incident at Sohrab Goth's Al-Asif Square, a man was shot dead.
A police van was attacked near Hassan square area, injuring Inspector Azhar Ali and one other policeman.
Earlier in the day, three people were shot dead in city’s volatile Kati Pahari area as unidentified armed assailants opened fire, police said.
They were killed in the limits of Pirabad Police Station in Qasba Colony, said police officer Rana Zulfiqar.
The deceased were identified as 25-year-old Muzamil, 30-year-old Riaz and 40-year-old Ghayas Shah.
Riaz and Muzammil belonged to a political party.
The killings created tension in the area; the angry protestors torched two motorbikes
The bodies were shifted to Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre (JPMC) for medico-legal formalities.
Three dead bodies were found from the area of Metro cinema, Surjani town and Araam Bagh; The victims were kidnapped before they were shot dead.
The police and the rangers held a flag march in different areas including Lines area in the aftermath of today's killings.