Traffic constable gunned down in Karachi, two others injured

September 02, 2015

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The traffic officials were performing their duty in Gulbai when armed riders attacked them, said Karachi-West SSP. —AP
The traffic officials were performing their duty in Gulbai when armed riders attacked them, said Karachi-West SSP. —AP

KARACHI: A traffic police constable was shot dead while two others sustained bullet wounds in an armed attack in Site-B area of the metropolis on Wednesday evening, a police official said.

Giving details, Karachi-West SSP Azfar Mahesar said “the traffic policemen were performing their duties at Gulbai roundabout when unidentified armed riders attacked them at two separate locations,” resulting in the death of a constable and injuring two other officials.

The Karachi-West SSP said this was the third attack on traffic police officials in the last one week. He termed it as “a new wave of targeted killing of policemen.”

On Sunday, two traffic constables were gunned down in Karachi's Gulshan-e-Iqbal.

The policemen were performing their duties at the Sunday Bazaar near Safari Park, when armed motorcyclists coming from the wrong side attacked them, said Gulshan SP Abid Qaimkhani.

Earlier, two policemen helping traffic police in the busy Saddar area were gunned down by armed riders when they were asked to stop.

Police suspects three militant groups have become ‘active’ in targeting policemen after a lull in such activities.