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At least three killed in Karachi violence

August 07, 2012


Police stand alert on a street in Karachi. — Photo by Online

KARACHI: At least three people, including a woman lost their lives on Tuesday in firing incidents in Karachi, DawnNews reported.

It was reported that within 24 hours, the east police arrested 27 suspects during their operation.

In the morning, one person was killed at a flea market.

In another incident, an Islamic scholar  Maulana Saleem Abbas Naqshbandi was injured and a person along with him was killed when an unidentified person opened fire near the Chiragh Hotel in the area of Lyari.

According to the sources, he was shifted to the hospital and is in critical condition.

Moreover, the Sunni Tehreek leaders and other party workers reached the hospital and condemned the attack, demanding strong actions against those who were involved.

In another incident, one person was killed and two others injured in an incident of firing during a football match in Mansehra Colony in the area of Sharafi Goth.