KARACHI, Oct 21: Four men, including two activists, were gunned down in the city on Sunday.

Police said an activist of the Ahl-i-Sunaat Wal Jamaat (ASWJ) was shot dead in Gulshan-i-Iqbal on Sunday evening.

They said that Maulana Kamaluddin, 30, was walking home in Zia-ul-Haq Colony within the remit of the Gulshan-i-Iqbal police station when gunmen riding a motorcycle opened fire at him and rode away.

“The victim was going home when he was targeted near a CNG Station,” said Gulshan SHO Rana Haseeb.

A senior police officer described the killing as part of the ongoing sectarian strife in the city.

The victim was rushed to the Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre, where he was pronounced dead on arrival. A large number of ASWJ workers also reached the JPMC.

ASWJ spokesman Maulana Akbar Faroorqui confirmed that the victim was a party worker.

Following the incident, tension gripped Zia-ul-Haq Colony.

Earlier on Friday, three workers of the ASWJ were gunned down at the junction of the Abul Hasan Ispahani Road and University Road within the remit of the Mobina Town police station.

MQM man killed

An activist of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement was gunned down in North Karachi on Sunday.

Police said the incident took place in North Karachi’s Sector 5-J within the remit of the Bilal Colony police station.

Faheem alias Imran, 28, was sitting close to the Masjid-i-Talha when assailants walked up to him, pulled out a pistol, fired at him and escaped.

The police said the assailants must have parked their two-wheeler near the scene of crime to make their escape.

The victim suffered multiple bullet wounds and was rushed to the Abbasi Shaheed Hospital, where he died during treatment. “Although his father, Mohammad Aslam, is the principal of a seminary affiliated with the Masjid-i-Talha, the victim had recently joined the MQM,” New Karachi SP Syed Salman Hussain said.

He was a worker of the Unit 140-B of the MQM’s organisational structure, police said.

Tension gripped the locality and all commercial activities were closed when the news of the killing of the MQM man reached the area.

Young man gunned down

A young man was shot dead in Landhi on Sunday.

Police said that gunmen riding a motorcycle targeted 25-year-old Amir Khan near Bagah-i-Korangi Road within the remit of the Awami Colony police station and rode away.

The body was shifted to the JPMC for medico-legal formalities.

The victim suffered a gunshot wound in the head. He was a resident of Korangi’s Sector 36-B.

The police said that personal enmity was a probable motive for his killing.

Bullet-riddled body found The decomposed body of an unidentified man was found near the Superhighway on Sunday, police said

They said it appeared that the body had lain at a desolate place in Janjaal Goth within the remit of the Gulshan-i-Maymar police station for the last four to five days.

The body was shifted to the Abbasi Shaheed Hospital for medico-legal formalities.

The police said that the victim was apparently shot at the scene since some spent bullet casings were found there.

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