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Eight killed, including ASWJ spokesman, in Karachi violence

August 25, 2013
— File Photo by AFP
— File Photo by AFP

KARACHI: At least eight people were killed, Including the spokesperson for the Ahle Sunnat Waljamaat (ASWJ), in various incidents of violence in Karachi on Sunday, DawnNews reported.

The spokesperson for the ASWJ, Maulana Akbar Saeed Farooqi, was injured in a gun-firing incident near Safari Park in Karachi's Gulshan-i-Iqbal area.

He was shifted to a hospital for treatment where he later succumbed to his injuries.

In another incident unknown persons killed two people in Sector A area of Karachi's Surjani town. Fear and panic gripped the locality after the incident.

Another person was gunned down in New Karachi's Ayub Goth area.

One person was killed in Zia colony of Karachi's Korangi area whereas another was killed in Korangi area's Bilal colony area.

Moreover two bodies, bearing marks of torture, were recovered from the Korangi Creek in Ibrahim Hyderi area of Karachi. The bodies were not identified till the filing of this report.