KARACHI, Dec 3: Two foreigners were among 15 people killed in Karachi on Tuesday as violence reared its ugly head after a lull. Officials believed the spiral was a calculated move against the ongoing Rangers-led operation in the metropolis.

A Shia leader, Allama Deedar Ali Jalbani, and his guard were killed while in the evening three members of the Tableeghi Jamaat, including two Moroccans, were shot dead.

Among others who died during the day were four men who were travelling in a vehicle and came under attack by armed pillion riders and car-riders in North Nazimabad. One of the dead men, Mushtaq Mohmand, had contested the last general election on a provincial assembly seat in Manghopir and was involved in the water hydrant business, said SSP Central Amir Farooqi.

An employee of the Port Qasim Authority, who was also supervisor of ‘Payam Scouts’, was gunned down in a suspected sectarian attack.

Late on Tuesday night, four suspected gangsters were shot dead in two alleged encounters with police and Rangers in Lyari, said SSP City Faisal Bashir Memon.

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