KARACHI: A traffic police officer and a constable were killed in a gun attack on a traffic police post near the Lasbela intersection that also left their two colleagues wounded on Monday, officials said.
They added that two men riding a motorbike pulled up near the Lasbela police post and one of them walked up to the officials standing outside the facility.
“He pulled out a pistol and fired multiple shots at them before speeding away with his accomplices,” said an official at the Soldier Bazaar police station.
“The firing left 39-year-old Assistant Sub-Inspector Mohammad Shakeel, 36-year-old Section Officer Riaz Ahmed, 40-year-old Head Constable Feroze Khan and 31-year-old Constable Naveed Khan wounded.”
They were rushed to the Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre where ASI Shakeel and HC Feroze died during treatment, said the duty officer.
The police said the incident appeared similar to the recent targeted attacks on police officials. “Traffic officials are a soft target,” said Soldier Bazaar SHO Inspector Irshad Soomro.
Two bodies found in Lyari In Lyari, two bodies were found, police said.
An official at the Baghdadi police station said that one of the victims was found in an area along Shah Abdul Latif Bhitai Road near Kausar Masjid in Moosa Lane area.
“He was later identified as 16-year-old Jameelullah, who was a resident of the Lea Market area,” said the official.
He originally hailed from Qilla Abdullah in Balochistan and worked here at a hotel, he added.
However, the police official said the people and the motive for the killing were not yet clear.
The other body was found in Lea Market near the Nawab Muhabbat Khan area along the Bantva Street, the police said.
The victim, who remained unidentified, was hit by a bullet in the head, the police said.
The body was moved to the Edhi morgue after medico-legal formalities at the Civil Hospital Karachi for want of identification.