Alert Sign Dear reader, online ads enable us to deliver the journalism you value. Please support us by taking a moment to turn off Adblock on Dawn.com.

Alert Sign Dear reader, please upgrade to the latest version of IE to have a better reading experience

.

Protesters burn buses after attack on Shias in Karachi

December 31, 2011

Despite of loud claims of the police on security arrangements of the violence-ridden city, the menace of “target killings” was again raising its head. – File Photo by AFP

KARACHI: Angry demonstrators burn two buses on Abul Hassan Isphahani Road on Saturday after unknown motorcycle attackers injured two officials of Pasban-e-Aza, DawnNews reported.

Despite of loud claims of the police on security arrangements of the violence-ridden city, the menace of “target killings” was again raising its head.

Two unknown motorcycle attackers opened fire on officials of Pasban-e-Aza (Shia mourning organisation) in Gulshan-i-Iqbal neighbourhood which injured Askari Raza and Ali Mehdi.

Both the injured were taken to a nearby private hospital.

According to police, attackers were also got injured in a retaliatory fire from the car of the officials. “we have started search for the culprits,” said a police official.

Earlier on Friday, unknown motorcycle attackers killed Dr Saleem Kharal of Jinnah Hospital.

It’s important to note that three people have become the victim of targeted killings this week including a doctor and a religious scholar.

Unkown terrorists, on December 27, also killed Mufti Abdul Samad Soomro in Gulbahar and chief of Sajjadia Scouts Nayyar Zaidi in Orangi Town.

Later on, one of the injured Askari Raza succumbed to his wounds in a local hospital.