ASI killed, four injured in Karachi firing

Updated 14 Nov 2014

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— Reuters/File
— Reuters/File

KARACHI: An assistant sub-inspector (ASI) was killed and four others were injured on Friday in separate attacks on police personnel in Karachi.

The first incident took place in Lines Area where unidentified assailants opened fire at a police vehicle, resulting in the death of ASI Arshad Tanoli. Another policeman was also critically injured in the attack.

The inured policeman was shifted to the Aga Khan Hospital where his condition was said to be critical.

In a separate incident, a police vehicle was attacked with a grenade on M.A Jinnah road. One policeman and two civilians, including a father and a son, were injured.

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.