Eleven killed in fresh spate of violence in Karachi

Published June 9, 2013
Pakistani policemen examine a police van after an attack by gunmen in Karachi on June 9, 2013. – AFP Photo
Pakistani policemen examine a police van after an attack by gunmen in Karachi on June 9, 2013. – AFP Photo

KARACHI: At least 11 people, including three policemen and a child, were killed in the fresh spate of violence in Karachi on Sunday.

Police and rescue services said unknown snipers ambushed a police mobile van in the city’s Patel Para neighbourhood, killing three policemen. The slain cops belonged to PIB Colony police station.

Separately, two bodies with bullet wounds were recovered from Bihar Colony area of Lyari town. The victims were shifted to Civil Hospital Karachi.

Another bullet-riddled body was found from Garden’s Dhobi Ghat area.

In Lyari also a man and an eight years old girl, identified as Dua, died and eight others injured when criminal threw a hand grenade near Gabol Park. The bodies and injured were moved to Civil Hospital Karachi

In Hangoorabad neighbourhood of Lyari, at least 3 persons were injured in a hand grenade attack. They were also shifted to the CHK.

A man died and two others injured in a firing incident at Hussain Hazara Goth located in the city’s Gulshan-e-Iqbal, while dead body of a woman was found near Altaf Nagar in Korangi crossing area.

Lyari and adjoining areas remained tense throughout the day where police and rangers conducted a door-to-door search operation. They also arrested some suspects during the operation.

Karachi, the financial and economic hub of Pakistan, is plagued with political, ethnic and sectarian violence in which hundreds and thousands have already lost lives.— PPI/DawnNews

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