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Four more killed as target killings continue in Karachi

May 24, 2012

Karachi is Pakistan’s commercial hub, home to 18 million people and riven with ethnic and sectarian tensions. —File Photo

KARACHI: Despite high security in the city, incidents of indiscriminate firing and target killings continued unabated in Karachi as four more people lost their lives on Thursday, DawnNews reported.

In one of several incidents of the day, an office-bearer was killed and two men were injured as unidentified gunmen opened fire at a local Pakistan People’s Party office in Baldia Town. Residents of the area came out in protest of the killings, as they set tires on fire to block Hub River Road and Northern Bypass.

Earlier in the day, two young men were gunned down by unidentified armed persons at Liaquatabad C-1 Area, police said. Both men were shot dead near Muhammadi Ground.

Police officer Fahim said the identity of the deceased, seemingly in their mid-twenties, was yet to be ascertained. The bodies were shifted to Civil Hospital Karachi for medico-legal formalities.

Meanwhile, unidentified assailants opened fire at two men standing by a bus stop at Teen Hutti. One of the men succumbed to his wounds while the other was wounded.

Earlier on Tuesday, at least eleven people were killed and more than 30 wounded as violence engulfed the city after unidentified armed assailants opened fire at a political rally.

PM, DG ISI discuss law and order in Karachi

Director General ISI, Lt. General Zaheer-ul-Islam called on Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani on Thursday and discussed law and order situation in Karachi and Balochistan.

In a meeting held at the Prime Minister House here, the DG ISI also apprised the prime minister about regional security situation.