At least five killed in Karachi violence

Published Feb 26, 2013 01:32pm

Karachi police – File Photo

KARACHI: At least five persons, including a woman and a member of a religious organisation, were killed in separate incidents of violence in Karachi on Tuesday, DawnNews reported.

An activist of a religious organisation was killed when unknown gunmen opened fire in Karachi's Lines area.

Enraged protestors set out to the streets burning tyres and blocking roads in Saddar area. The demonstrators marched towards the Supreme Court's Karachi registry near Shaheen Complex demanding action against the killers. The protest was later called off after authorities held negotiations with the demonstrators.

One person was killed and another injured in a gun firing incident in Orangi town area of Karachi. Another person was killed in a firing incident in Surjani town Sector four area.

A woman was shot dead in the city's Garden area. A body was found near Saeedabad graveyard on Tuesday. According to police the body bore marks of torture.

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