KARACHI, Nov 1: In less than three months, armed assailants shot dead a third member of an Ahmadi family in an Orangi Town locality on Friday.
Police said that two armed motorcyclists targeted Bashir Kiani, 60, in Khyber Colony in Orangi Town’s Sector 4-F. When some people tried to rescue him, the fleeing assailants opened indiscriminate fire wounding three teenage boys.
Mominabad SHO Ahmed Butt said besides Mr Kiani, the three teenagers — Awais Ahmed, 18, Asad Khan, 18, and Mohammed Amin, 14 — sustained bullet wounds and were shifted to the Abbasi Shaheed Hospital.
Doctors said that victim Kiani suffered three bullet wounds and died.
While the area SHO claimed that the murder was an outcome of a ‘robbery bid’, a spokesperson for the Jamaat-i-Ahmadiyya said that the victim was targeted on account of his faith.
The spokesperson said that he was on his way to a place of worship, ‘Bait-ul-Hamd’, when he was targeted.
He said that Zahoor Ahmed and Ejaz Ahmed, the son-in-law and son of the victim, were also killed on Aug 21 and Sept 18 in Orangi Town, respectively.
Policeman killed in targeted attack
A policeman was shot dead in a targeted attack in the Napier area on Friday, police said.
They said that Head Constable Shahzado Wahab was standing outside the Napier crime branch near Lea Market when a man came close to him and fired at him.
The policeman sustained a single bullet wound in the head and was taken to the Civil Hospital Karachi where doctors declared him dead.
The police said the victim was associated with the crime branch and lived in a police quarter in Napier.
UTP dies at hospital
An undertrial prisoner died during treatment at the Civil Hospital Karachi, said the Eidgah police on Friday.
They said that Abdul Qadir, 23, was arrested for allegedly possessing narcotics and illegal weapons in the Mominabad area around seven months ago.
His health condition deteriorated during incarceration in the Karachi central prison and he was brought for treatment to the CHK on Thursday, where he died.