Two more police officials gunned down

Published Dec 13, 2012 08:30pm

KARACHI, Dec 13: Targeted attacks on policemen in the city continued on a second consecutive day on Thursday, when two more police officials were gunned down, bringing the total number of policemen killed this year in the metropolis to 109.

One of the latest two victims had completed his training at the Razzakabad police training centre only a day ago, police sources said.

Earlier on Wednesday, a sub-inspector heading to work was gunned down in a drive-by shooting in Saeedabad.

In a similar incident, police constable Shamim Ahmed, 45, was heading to work on a motorbike on Thursday morning when he was killed close to the Malir district courts, where he was posted, within the remit of the Malir City police station.

The police rushed to the crime-scene and shifted the body to the Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre for medico-legal formalities.

“The victim was a resident of Gulshan-i-Qadri, Malir City,” said Malir DSP Rao Iqbal. He added that the constable was posted in the security zone-I and was deputed at the Malir courts.

While the investigation was under way to ascertain the motive for the killing, another constable was targeted in the Pirabad area.

Police constable Mohammad Kaleem was targeted near Baitul Maymar mosque in Kunwari Colony late Thursday night.

The victim was riding a motorbike when he was gunned down, the police said.

Karachi police spokesman SSP Imran Shaukat said the slain constable had passed out from the Razzakabad police training college on Wednesday.

‘Sectarian’ killing

A young man was shot dead in Liaquatabad in what police described as a ‘sectarian’ attack after they could not find any other motive for the killing.

The shooting caused panic as people ran to take cover resulting in a massive pile-up on the main road.

Syed Sheraz Abbas Rizvi, 35, was driving a car (T-5962) when armed men riding a motorbike fired at him on Sir Shah Suleman Road near Bakra Peeri in Liaquatabad No 10, said an official at the Sharifabad police station.

The victim was rushed to the Abbasi Shaheed Hospital, where he was pronounced dead on arrival, police said.

The police investigators later collected several spent bullet casings of 9mm pistol at the crime-scene.

The deceased was a resident of Federal C Area and was a construction contractor. He was father of a child.

A senior police officer said initial reports indicated sectarian motive for the killing, adding that there was no other apparent reason for it. Following medico-legal malities at the hospital, the body was taken to Rizvia and then to Incholi.

Meanwhile, a truck was set on fire in Gulbahar.

‘Sectarian’ attack victim dies

One of the two victims of a Dec 11 sectarian attack, who was under treatment at a private hospital, died on Thursday evening, police said.

They added Zaheer Hussain and Hashmat Ali had sustained gunshot wounds in an attack outside Salman Farsi mosque in Toori Bangash Colony of Orangi Town.

While Mr Hussain had died on the spot, Mr Ali was rushed to the hospital where he was admitted.

On Thursday, Mr Ali died. His body was taken to the Incholi Imambargah on Thursday night.

Man found shot dead   The body of an unidentified man was found in Ranchhore Line within the remit of the Eidgah police station.

Officials said the victim had been shot in the head.

After a post-mortem examination at the Civil Hospital Karachi, the body was shifted to the Edhi morgue for want of identification.

KARACHI, Dec 13: Targeted attacks on policemen in the city continued on a second consecutive day on Thursday, when two more police officials were gunned down, bringing the total number of policemen killed this year in the metropolis to 109. One of the latest two victims had completed his training at the Razzakabad police training centre only a day ago, police sources said. Earlier on Wednesday, a sub-inspector heading to work was gunned down in a drive-by shooting in Saeedabad. In a similar incident, police constable Shamim Ahmed, 45, was heading to work on a motorbike on Thursday morning when he was killed close to the Malir district courts, where he was posted, within the remit of the Malir City police station. The police rushed to the crime-scene and shifted the body to the Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre for medico-legal formalities. “The victim was a resident of Gulshan-i-Qadri, Malir City,” said Malir DSP Rao Iqbal. He added that the constable was posted in the security zone-I and was deputed at the Malir courts. While the investigation was under way to ascertain the motive for the killing, another constable was targeted in the Pirabad area. Police constable Mohammad Kaleem was targeted near Baitul Maymar mosque in Kunwari Colony late Thursday night. The victim was riding a motorbike when he was gunned down, the police said. Karachi police spokesman SSP Imran Shaukat said the slain constable had passed out from the Razzakabad police training college on Wednesday.

‘Sectarian’ killing A young man was shot dead in Liaquatabad in what police described as a ‘sectarian’ attack after they could not find any other motive for the killing. The shooting caused panic as people ran to take cover resulting in a massive pile-up on the main road. Syed Sheraz Abbas Rizvi, 35, was driving a car (T-5962) when armed men riding a motorbike fired at him on Sir Shah Suleman Road near Bakra Peeri in Liaquatabad No 10, said an official at the Sharifabad police station. The victim was rushed to the Abbasi Shaheed Hospital, where he was pronounced dead on arrival, police said. The police investigators later collected several spent bullet casings of 9mm pistol at the crime-scene. The deceased was a resident of Federal C Area and was a construction contractor. He was father of a child. A senior police officer said initial reports indicated sectarian motive for the killing, adding that there was no other apparent reason for it. Following medico-legal malities at the hospital, the body was taken to Rizvia and then to Incholi. Meanwhile, a truck was set on fire in Gulbahar.

‘Sectarian’ attack victim dies

One of the two victims of a Dec 11 sectarian attack, who was under treatment at a private hospital, died on Thursday evening, police said. They added Zaheer Hussain and Hashmat Ali had sustained gunshot wounds in an attack outside Salman Farsi mosque in Toori Bangash Colony of Orangi Town. While Mr Hussain had died on the spot, Mr Ali was rushed to the hospital where he was admitted. On Thursday, Mr Ali died. His body was taken to the Incholi Imambargah on Thursday night.

Man found shot dead

The body of an unidentified man was found in Ranchhore Line within the remit of the Eidgah police station. Officials said the victim had been shot in the head. After a post-mortem examination at the Civil Hospital Karachi, the body was shifted to the Edhi morgue for want of identification.


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