Passer-by hurt, Chinese man escapes assassination bid in Lyari

Published March 10, 2021
A Chinese man survived an armed attack on his car and a passer-by was shot at and wounded in Lyari on Tuesday, police said. — AFP/File
A Chinese man survived an armed attack on his car and a passer-by was shot at and wounded in Lyari on Tuesday, police said. — AFP/File

KARACHI: A Chinese man survived an armed attack on his car and a passer-by was shot at and wounded in Lyari on Tuesday, police said.

According to City SSP Sarfaraz Nawaz Shaikh, Jason Yahoo, 26, worked for a Chinese firm associated with the Sindh Solid Waste Management Board. He visited Lyari reportedly to assess the cleanliness situation and disposal of waste along with two locals in a car.

When the vehicle reached the Baghdadi area armed pillion riders intercepted it, opened fire and rode away. All three occupants of the car survived the attack, but the Chinese man suffered minor injuries due to broken windowpanes, the SSP said.

A passer-by, identified as Khalid Sher, 40, suffered a bullet wound in the leg. The Chinese man and passer-by were shifted to the Dr Ruth Pfau Civil Hospital for treatment.

The SSP said the police were probing the exact motive of the attackers.

Two spent bullet casings fired from a 9mm pistol were recovered from the crime scene and sent to the police lab for a forensic examination.

Published in Dawn, March 10th, 2021

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