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Violence claims five more lives in Karachi

Published Jul 19, 2012 08:28am

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Policemen on a street in Karachi. — File photo

KARACHI: Five people were killed in incidents of violence and targeted killings  in karachi, whereas security forces on Thursday claimed arresting several suspects in various operations, DawnNews reported.

Two people were killed during an exchange of fire that took place at a market in the city's Landhi Town when a robbery attempt was resisted.

Witnesses said that one dacoit was killed during the shootout whereas the other person killed was a customer in the market.

Tension gripped the area after the incident.

Moreover, three persons suffered gunshot wounds during a clash that took place in Karachi's Gulbahar area’s Peetal Gali.

In another incident, a 45-year-old man was killed in SITE's Metroville area whereas one perso was killed near Valika hospital in SITE. He was identified as the cleric of a mosque in the locality.

Moreover, the body of a man was found in the Shoe Market area within the remit of the Garden police station. Police said the man was tortured before he was shot to death.

Separately, a woman died of gunshot wounds in New Karachi’s Ayub Goth area whereas one person was killed and another injured in the city's Quaidabad area.

Suspects arrested

Six suspects were arrested in a joint targeted operation carried out by law enforcement agencies in Liaquatabad C-1 area and Baloch Para.

The arrested suspects were taken to an undisclosed location for questioning.

Furthermore, Karachi Police West also claimed arresting several suspects.

Meanwhile, traders and shopkeepers have reportedly complained of an increase in the activities of the extortion mafia before Ramazan.

DawnNews quoted them as saying that upon resisting "they had to face threats, bullets or grenades".

The old city area was reportedly the worst affected part of the city in terms of extortion activities.