KARACHI: Two people, including a woman, were killed and six others were injured in incidents of violence in Karachi, DawnNews reported on Saturday

In the city's Liaquatabad area, a woman was killed in an incident of firing, whereas a man who was injured during a shooting in Gulbahar succumbed to his injuries during treatment at a hospital.

Meanwhile, in Karachi's Lyari Town, six people were injured in a hand grenade attack in Khadda market on Saturday. The wounded were shifted to a nearby hospital for treatment.

Following the hand grenade attack, fear and panic gripped the area and shops and business were closed.

Karachi, the largest metropolitan city of Pakistan, is riddled with targeted killings, gang wars, kidnappings for ransom, extortion and terrorism. Targeted operations led by Rangers’ forces with the support of police are ongoing in the city under a directive issued by the federal government against criminals already identified by federal, military and civilian agencies.

Earlier on Thursday, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif also declared that the operation launched in Karachi by law enforcement agencies would continue because the government was fully committed to restoring peace in the restive city.

Expressing satisfaction over the ongoing operation against criminal elements and outlaws in Karachi, he had said efforts to bring normality to the city would continue.

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