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KARACHI: At least five people, including one policeman, were killed in different incidents of violence in Karachi.

Unknown gunmen opened fire near Chawla Market in Nazimabad, killing police official Nazim Abbas.

Meanwhile, four people died in separate firing incidents in Karachi’s Baldia Town, Garden and Orangi Town areas. A woman killed in Garden Town was attacked at a traffic signal while she was on her way home.

In a separate incident, police launched investigations in Musharraf Colony and arrested five persons involved in extortion activities. According to the police, the arrested persons namely Wasif, Nazeer, Waqas, Wasim and Riaz were wanted in extortion and other crimes. Four TT pistols and other weapons were recovered from the suspects during the raid.

Karachi is home to multiple conflicts that frequently turn violent, including gang wars and ethnic and political rivalries. Militants are said to use the city as a hiding place and a source of funds obtained through bank heists, extortion and kidnapping for ransom.

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Manish Gupte, PhD Aug 11, 2013 09:30pm

The CJ of Pakistan had talked about root cause analysis of Karachi's voilence. Economics is the reason for voilence. Most people want to purse happiness. I suspect some people do not want a stable Pakistan. Trade makes countries inter-dependent. After India's Partition in 1947, the jute farms where in Pakistan and mills were in India. So both sides suffered. If India supports "Made in Pakistan", and vice versa, was will make both of us poor, so we will avoid war!

zia khan Aug 12, 2013 02:43am

This lawlessness has to be stopped. Summary trials & harsh punishments is the answer. The criminals challenge the writ of the government by killing police officers & Rangers. Unfortunately government takes it very lightly and that demoralizes the police force and Rangers.