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Karachi death toll surges to 15

July 15, 2012


Policemen on a street in Karachi. — File photo

KARACHI: Fifteen people lost their lives in Karachi  whereas police claimed to have arrested 37 suspects in separate actions during the past 24 hours, DawnNews reported.

A person was killed in Jaffar Tayyar Society in the early hours of Sunday.

A person belonging to a sensitive security agency died of gunshot wounds during a police raid conducted in Natha Khan Goth area. Fear and panic gripped the area after the killing and enraged residents forced shops in the surrounding vicinity and Drig Cant market area.

Some eye witnesses claimed that some the attackers who had arrived with the police were dressed in civilian clothing and had their faces hidden.

A policeman was also reportedly killed in the incident.

Relatives of the deceased demanded the arrest of all personnel involved in the police raid.

A heavy contingent of police and rangers was deployed in the area keeping in view the tensions prevailing in the area.

Three persons died of gunshot wounds in Orangi Town’s Pathan colony area, Naziabad No 2 and in Dawood Goth near Baldia Town.

The body of a man who had been shot dead was recovered from Malir Town's Aansu Goth area.

Moreover, a man's body bearing torture marks was recovered from an area near Sohrab Goth's Al-Asif Square. The body was shifted to a nearby hospital.

Three men were shot dead in Karachi's Orangi Town, in separate incidents.

Another person was shot dead near Safoorah Chowk.

Moreover, assailants shot dead a man and a woman in the city's Khokhrapar area.

On Jamshed Road in the city's Jamshed Town, unknown gunmen attacked a trader who was shot dead.

In the city's Landhi Town, assailants opened fire on a truck which led to the death of its driver.

Police claimed to have arrested six suspected target killers and the recovery of arms from them, in Quaidabad area.

East Zone Police claimed to have conducted various raids and arrested 31 suspects during the past 24 hours.

Those arrested included dacoits, murderers and members of drug mafia.

DIG Police (East) claimed to have recovered seven kilograms of Charas and 750 bottles of bootleg liquor from a raid on a drug den in Korangi Industrial area whereas arms and ammunition of different kinds were also recovered from those arrested.

Police also claimed to have foiled a dacoity attempt on vehicle transporting cattle in Sikhan village area, whereas the dacoits managed to flee during the encounter.