Violence in Karachi claims 18 lives

August 27, 2012


Violence has continued in Karachi today, leaving twelve people dead. -File Photo

KARACHI: Different incidents of violence during the past two days claimed the lives of 18 people in Karachi, DawnNews reported on Tuesday.

A political worker lost his life to firing in New Karachi, sector 5-J.

A body was found in Orangi Town area.

Two people were killed by firing in Karachi's Lines area. The situation in the area turned tense after the incident.

Another political activist died of gunshot wounds by unknown persons near Baghdadi Masjid in Martin Quarters area of Karachi.

One person was killed in Korangi No. 2-1/2. Police sources claimed that the victim was associated with a criminal gang.

Two political party workers were killed in Orangi town, after a firing incident. The killing spread panic in the area and as a result shops and business were shut down.

Two people were gunned down and one other person was injured, when unknown gunmen opened fire on them in Kharadar.

One person was killed in Manzoor colony, while another was killed near Garden Dhobi Ghath. One person was killed near Korangi. The dead body of a woman was found near Nazimabad.

Unknown gunmen opened fire in Memon Goth, killing one man. Police officials said that the killing appears to be a case of a personal vendetta.

The tortured body of one man was found in a gunny bag near Maripur Road Crown Cinema. The dead man had been shot to death. Another man's body was found near Rehri Goth.

A political party worker succumbed to his wounds on the operating table after being shot at in Baldia Town.

MQM chief Altaf Hussain expressed his grief over the killing and said that sectarian elements were targeting MQM members.

Firing in Lee Market injured two police officials, including a crime branch officer. While at the same time firing incidents in Quaidabad, Sher Shah and Baldia Town left five people injured including one woman.

Furthermore, an unknown person sent a letter threatening to blow up the city courts.

Police sources claimed employing strict security measures at the court and its adjoining areas.

Also, police claimed arresting a suspected target killer from Karachi's Liaquatabad area. The suspect was allegedly involved in six targeted killings, police sources said.