Karachi violence continues

Published Jun 11, 2012 02:40am

Karachi police. – File Photo

KARACHI: Unknown persons entered a house in Baldia Town’s Mawach Goth area in Karachi and opened indiscriminate gunfire Sunday, killing one person and injuring two others, DawnNews reported.

The incident took place as a result of personal enmity, according to police sources.

According to police, five people were killed and another wounded in an exchange of gunfire between two criminal groups  in the city’s Musharraf Colony area near Hawk’s Bay. SSP Police West Amir Farooq said that a man named Shahzad aka ‘Charlie’, who was also killed in the incident, was wanted by the police for over three years.

Police further claimed that both groups were involved in local gang wars.

Earlier, two bodies were found dumped at Liaquatabad No 2. Both victims, identified as residents of Liaquatabad’s B-1 area, were reported to have been kidnapped and later shot dead. The situation in the area turned tense after the recovery of the bodies.

Another body was recovered near Safoorah Goth, Gulistan-e Jauhar area of Karachi whereas another body was found in Lyari near  Dua Hotel. The victim, identified as a police officer’s nephew, was also kidnapped and shot dead.

Police  lead by SSP South Asif Ejaz Shaikhalso conducted a flag march in Lyari area.

Police also claimed to have arrested two suspects identified as Razaq Commando and Saeed Kajal, who are allegedly associated with the Lyari gangwar.

The city's South zone has been divided into three divisions namely Clifton, Saddar and City.

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