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At least five killed in Karachi violence

June 15, 2012


Policemen stand guard on a street in Karachi. — Photo by AFP/File

KARACHI: At least five people were killed in latest incidents of violence in Karachi, DawnNews reported on Friday.

One person was shot dead in the city’s North Karachi area while two were killed in incidents of firing in the Garden area.

In an incident of firing on Jahangir Road, one person was killed and two others were wounded. The area became tense in the aftermath of the firing.

Moreover, in the city’s SITE area, a policeman was shot dead and another was wounded.

Four ‘target killers’, two Taliban men arrested

Four ‘target killers’ were arrested in an operation carried out by police personnel in Karachi’s Garden and Kharadar areas, SSP South said.

The four, Saeed Pathan, Iqbal alias Arif Gul, Shahid and Mohammad alias Baba, are also alleged to have associations with political parties.

The police recovered four hand grenades, four 7-MM guns and four TT pistols from the suspects’ possession. The four are alleged to be involved in over 30 incidents of targeted killings.

Meanwhile, the Special Investigation Unit (SIU) of police arrested two alleged terrorists in a raid in the city’s Pak Colony area.

Police claimed both suspects were members of the Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), and that they were involved in target killing and acts of terrorism both in Karachi and the tribal areas.