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Two ANP and one MQM men shot dead


KARACHI, July 11: Two office-bearers of the Awami National Party and a Muttahida Qaumi Movement activist and his two-year-old son were gunned down in the city on Wednesday night.

Liaquatabad Division SP Norman Siddiqui said Fazal Karim and Malang were having dinner in a restaurant in Nazimabad when two people on a motorcycle appeared there and shot them in the head. Both died on the spot.

Police found five spent bullet casings at the crime scene, the SP said.

ANP Sindh’s general secretary Bashir Jan said the men were the party’s office-bearers of district central.

Tension gripped Nazimabad and Site areas after the incident.

In another incident, 27-year-old Waseem and his son Siam were passing through Gulshan-i-Bihar area of Orangi town when two men on a motorcycle opened fired on them. They were taken to Abbasi Shaheed Hospital, where they had been pronounced dead.

Waseem was a member of Unit-121 of the MQM. The party’s Rabita Committee issued a statement condemning the killing.