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Muttahida, ST men killed in city


KARACHI, Oct 5: Three men, including two political activists, were gunned down in the city on Friday, police said.

In the first incident, the body of a young man, stuffed in a gunny bag, was found in a Lyari locality.

Area people spotted the suspicious bag in Moosa Lane and informed the police about it. The body was moved to the Civil Hospital Karachi.

“The victim was identified as 25-year-old Ameen Ahmed,” said Inspector Haji Sanaullah, the SHO of the Baghdadi police station.

“He was hit by three bullets fired from a very close range. The victim was a resident of Rimsha Plaza in Kharadar near Punjabi Club. He was a known activist of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement.”

Police sources said that the victim was associated with the Kharadar unit of the Ranchhore Line sector of the MQM’s organizational structure.

He was employed with the Sindh education department.

Tension gripped old city area as markets in Kharadar, Kamil Gali and Sarafa Bazaar remained closed after the victim’s body was shifted to his home. In the Landhi area, a Sunni Tehreek activist was gunned down outside his home by armed riders.

The area police said that armed men on a motorbike targeted 24-year-old Fida Ali when he was sitting outside his home in Landhi No. 1.

“It’s a thickly populated area of Landhi’s Sector 33-D,” said DSP Abdul Majeed Abbasi. “According to witnesses, one of the riders 1attacked Fida and fired two shots that hit him in the head and he died on the spot. He was associated with the cloth dyeing business and his affiliation with any political or religious organisation is not known to the area police.”

However, an ST spokesman claimed that the victim was an ‘active party member’ associated with its Landhi sector.  The owner of a confectionery shop was shot dead inside his outlet in the Golimar area. The police said that two men on a motorbike pulled up outside the shop in Golimar near the Rizvia traffic intersection.

“They parked the bike and entered the shop,” said DSP Rustam Khattak.

“One of them fired shots. Workers of the shop were also present there and they got panicked and ran away. The gun attack left 35-year-old Muhammad Atif dead.”

The police said that the victim was a resident of Gulshan-i-Iqbal’s Block 11 and his family operated some four confectionery shops in different areas.

However, they remained clueless about the motive for the killing.