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Ten more fall victim to Karachi violence

August 25, 2012


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

KARACHI: Uncontrolled lawlessness and unrest claimed ten more lives in Karachi, whereas police claimed arresting several suspected target killers on Saturday, DawnNews reported.

Nine people were also injured in the various incidents of violence.

Two persons died of gunshot wounds in separate incidents in Karachi’s Gulistan-e-Jauhar area.

A body was found each in the city’s Napier and Surjani town area.

A security guard was killed and three others injured in Defense area of Karachi following a scuffle that broke out between the personnel of a private security company.

Sources said that a heated argument between the guards of a private security company escalated to physical violence after which one of the personnel attacked the other with a knife leading to his death.

The attacker and two other people present at the scene also suffered injuries.

Two more persons were stabbed to death in Karachi’s Korangi No 2 area.

Furthermore, two people were killed and three injured in separate incidents of violence that took place in Orangi Town’s Frontier colony area and Qasba colony in Karachi.

A body was recovered in the city within the remit of Eidgah police station.

Moreover police in Gulbahar claimed to have arrested a suspect involved in various incidents of targeted killings.

Sources said that the suspect had confessed to his involvement in the assassination of  Maulana Abdul Samad Soomro, the caretaker and Khateeb of Lal Masjid and allied seminary, situated in the Firdous Colony area of Gulbahar.

Darakhshan police claimed to have arrested two suspected target killers from Defense area of Karachi in a raid operation.

Police conducted a search operation in Karachi’s Shanto Nagar during which five suspects were taken into custody.

According to police sources, weapons had also been recovered from the suspects.