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Violence in Karachi claims 15 lives

October 07, 2012

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

KARACHI: Various incidents of violence in Karachi claimed 15 lives during the past twenty four hours, DawnNews reported.

A clash between two rival gangs on Saturday killed five people including a wanted gangster Rashid Bengali, who carried a Rs500,000 bounty on his head. Israr Baloch, who had killed Rashid, was also killed during the clash.

Fear and tension gripped the area as markets and shops in the vicinity closed down for business after the incident.

One person was killed by firing by unknown person in Quaidabad area of the city.

Another person died in Liaqatabad’s Baloch Para C-1 area in Karachi after a stray bullet hit him.

A bullet ridden body was found in Karachi’s Jamshed Quarters area.

Firing by unknown gunmen killed one person each in Korangi No 2-1/2 and Korangi No. 5 areas of the city.

Moreover, various indents of firing claimed three more lives in Gulshan-i-Iqbal, Gulshan-e-Hadeed Orangi  and Town areas of Karachi.

One person was killed and another injured in a firing incident in Bilal Colony area. Another person died of gunshot wounds in Karachi’s Faqir Colony area within the remit of Mominabad.