KARACHI: At least 11 people were killed and several others injured on Tuesday, including a key leader of the religious Ahl-i-Sunnat Wal Jamaat (ASWJ) party in separate incidents of violence in Pakistan’s commercial capital of Karachi, DawnNews reported.

Maulana Orangzaib Farooqi, a key ASWJ leader, was injured when gunmen opened indiscriminate fire on car near Gulshan-i-Iqbal’s Moti Mahal area, killing his guard, driver, and four policemen.

Farooqi sustained bullet injuries, however, his condition was said to be stable.

Following the incident, businesses were closed down as panic gripped several city areas, including Nagan Chowrangi, Abul Hasan Isphahani Road, Stadium Road, Guru Mandir and Patel Para, where miscreants resorted to arson. Unknown men also torched two cars near Rizvia Colony and Waterpump areas.

Meanwhile, three people were killed by unknown gunmen in Orangi Town, while another was man was killed by gunshots in Shah Faisal Colony’s Azeempura area. A man was also injured in the firing incident in Azeempura.

Another man also fell victim to firing when he sustained gunshot wounds in Landhi’s Sharafi Goth area.

Earlier on Tuesday, a police officer’s son was gunned down in Clifton’s Darakhshan area. According to police sources, the incident was a result of personal enmity.

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