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Army man shot dead in Garden

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KARACHI, Nov 16: A Pakistan Army soldier was gunned down and two others were wounded when some unidentified gunmen opened fire on them at a roadside restaurant near the Fountain intersection within the remit of the Garden police station on Friday, police said.

They added that 26-year-old Abdul Qayyum Baloch, 19-year-old Shahzaib Baloch and 20-year-old Mohammad Asif Baloch came under the gun attack. They were taken to the Civil Hospital Karachi where Abdul Qayyum died during treatment.

The victim’s brother, Aziz Murad Baloch, told the police that Qayyum was a soldier in Pakistan Army and posted in Sibi in Balochistan.

He was a resident of a suburban area near Quetta and was on a visit to Karachi to meet his relatives living in an Old Golimar area.

The victim arrived in the city on Friday morning and went to Garden West to meet his relatives.

He was sitting with some friends at the restaurant where the incident took place, the police added.

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