KARACHI, Oct 15: A worker of the Ahle Sunnat Wal Jamaat was gunned down in an attack apparently on sectarian grounds in Federal B Area on Tuesday morning, police said.

The Gulberg police said that Abdul Hameed, 52, was sitting at his milk shop near Darbar Sultan in Federal B Area’s Block 5 when two armed motorcyclists targeted him and rode away. He sustained two bullet wounds in the head and chest and was taken to the Abbasi Shaheed Hospital where doctors declared him dead.

“The murder appeared to be an outcome of sectarianism,” said Karachi Central SSP Amir Farooqi.

He said that the victim was an office-bearer of the ASWJ in the area.

The Gulberg police said that following the killing tension gripped some areas where shops were closed and other commercial activities were suspended.

A spokesperson for the ASWJ said that the victim, father of six, originally hailed from Kasur. The body was sent to his hometown for burial.

Young man killed in Lyari A young man was found murdered in the Kalri area on Tuesday.

Police said that the body was found near the Crown Cinema. It was shifted to the Civil Hospital Karachi for a post-mortem examination. Doctors said the man had been tortured to death.

He was later identified as Mohammed Amin, 25, a resident of Kalri.

Kalri SHO Mir Mohammed said that the victim had been friends with some criminals in the area.

He said that it appeared that those tortured him to death suspected that the victim was a police informer.

Three grenades found Three grenades were found in Sohrab Goth on Tuesday, according to police and Bomb Disposal Squad officials.

They said that the grenades were found in the bushes on a ground near Jamia Rasheedia in Ahsanabad.

The BDS team took the grenades into their custody to defuse them.

The police said that it appeared that criminals disposed of the grenades because of an ongoing targeted operation in the city.

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