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Navy officer gunned down in Karachi


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The victims were rushed to PNS Shifa after the incident.,

Captain Nadeem succumbed to his wounds he was being shifted to the hospital.  — File Photo
The victims were rushed to PNS Shifa after the incident., Captain Nadeem succumbed to his wounds he was being shifted to the hospital. — File Photo

A senior Pakistan navy officer was shot dead and his Swedish wife wounded in Pakistan's port city of Karachi on Wednesday, police said.

The couple were shot on a busy thoroughfare near the National Stadium.

Two gunmen riding a motorbike intercepted Captain Nadeem's vehicle and opened fire, killing him on the spot, a local police official told AFP.

Nadeem's wife sustained a bullet injury in the attack and has been taken to a naval hospital, he added.

Nadeem taught at the Karachi campus of the National University of Sciences and Technology.

A naval intelligence official also confirmed the killing.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack.

Earlier on Feb 27, a lieutenant commander of the Pakistan Navy was wounded in an attack in Karachi’s Keamari area. He later succumbed to his injuries.

In another incident on Feb 7 a naval officer and his wife were injured in a mysterious explosion in their car near the city’s Karsaz area.

Moreover, in May 2011, Taliban militants raided a naval base in the city, destroying two P-3C Orion surveillance planes and killing 10 personnel in a 17-hour assault.

Karachi, which is Pakistan's largest city, is suffering from an unprecedented wave of killings and kidnappings blamed on militants, criminals, and ethnic and political tensions.

Gang wars fed by ethnic and political bitterness, drugs and the Taliban, have created a culture of impunity in the city of 18 million, and the past two years have seen record death tolls.

In the first six months of 2013, 1,726 people were killed compared with a previous high of 1,215 in the same period last year, according to the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan.

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Hazarath Khan Sep 04, 2013 03:02pm

The government and the political leaders are playing dirty games while even top military officers are killed. What type of government Nawaz Shariff runs?

Tuba Fida Sep 04, 2013 03:10pm

May Allah rest his soul in peace.He is my cousin

Parvez Sep 04, 2013 03:12pm

Why am I not surprised ??

Salah uddin Sep 04, 2013 04:38pm

So the carnage continues, roughly 300 targeted every months. Pakistan's external enemies need not bother, we ourselves are destroying Pakistan by implosion.

khanm Sep 04, 2013 05:29pm

The administration needs to speak the truth and honesty with Pakistani citizens

sabeeh omer Sep 04, 2013 05:54pm

While the Prime Minister is chairing a high level meeting on Karachi's security, it appears the message is being conveyed to the government hig-ups"do whatever you want. We'll have our way!"

HM Sep 04, 2013 07:59pm

May be CIA covert operation against nation....don't be surprised read read the book "The way of the knife" by Mark Mazetti.

waqa Sep 04, 2013 08:04pm

@Tuba Fida: was he killed on sectarian basis?

salman chippa Sep 04, 2013 08:40pm

@Hazarath Khan: I am not sure what you meant by "even top military officers are killed" every life is precious regardless colour, religion or any race. So think before you post.

salman chippa Sep 04, 2013 08:47pm

@Parvez: Because he was not your family member that's why... But please do remember that he was our brother in islam....

imran Sep 04, 2013 09:03pm

We are not unfamiliar with top security officers blaming their impotence on political backing of terrorists in Pakistan. With new revelations of Naval officers running ransom racket from Naval HQ lately, what would top security officers say about that?

Raj Sep 04, 2013 10:12pm

And you are saying you are lot of patriot!! Killing your own armed force. I am shock to know that your own saviour are killed by ethnic violence.

Saima Khan Sep 04, 2013 10:55pm

Army Operation Needed!!!

Police and Rangers are Immoral, CM Sindh has no integrity, if he is a commander of this operation than ALLAH HEE TAKE CARE. Operation under CM Sindh will be a huge TOPI DRAMA from NZ government.

Farhan Sep 04, 2013 11:39pm

This is not good news, If military isn't save then how can they protect us our family, Terrorist are too strong than our force. No any other words say. May ALLAH mercy on him during the test of grave.

thulluka kolli Sep 05, 2013 12:11am

@Salah uddin: Expedite please. We are waiting.

Iram Sep 05, 2013 03:07am

@Tuba Fida:

May Allah give sabr to the family . This kind of tragedy is hard to accept and very difficult to deal with. I am so sorry for your loss .

Syed Sep 05, 2013 04:41am

I hope and pray its about time for political leaders and Pak armed forces to be serious and take severe measures to curb violence in Karachi. The most populous city in the nation.

dr vimal raina Sep 05, 2013 09:21am

How long does it take for a message, all written in blood and gory, to get delivered? What will wake you up from your stupor? Even splash of blood stains does not wake you up. God deliver us.

Hamid Sep 06, 2013 03:02pm

Enough is enough. These terrorists be considered as GHADDARS and there punishment be death. Whenever they are coaught, they should be killed.

bkt Sep 07, 2013 04:13am

Why are Naval Officers being gunned down? What is the reason for this? Is this a security breach or a failed land grabbing deal? We must find out

bkt Sep 07, 2013 04:16am

@HM: It seems that all the land of the Navy is being targeted by the political criminals. When Naval officers do not agree to hand over the Navy's land, they are probably murdered and the killers given protection.