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KARACHI: Incidents of violence and targeted killings claimed at least six lives in the city on Wednesday, DawnNews reported.

A man was shot dead in Junejo town of Baloch Colony. Two other men were shot dead in the area of 51-C and Manghopir.

A cleric was shot dead in the area of Jamshed quarters. Tension prevailed in the area after his killing and angry protestors forced people to shut their shops.

Earlier today, two people became the victim of indiscriminate firing in the areas of New Karachi and Orangi town.

Police busted robbers in the area of Quiadabad. Two robbers were killed and two policemen received bullet injuries during exchange of fire.

Meanwhile east zone police of the city arrested 91 suspected criminals in the last 24 hours. 27 pistols, three repeaters, stolen motorcycles and drugs were recovered from them, the police sources said.

Prime Minister’s concern

Addressing a session of federal cabinet on Wednesday, Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf said that the wave of violence in Karachi was an issue of concern.

He said that extremist elements wanted to exploit the sectarian issue in the city.

PM Ashraf said that the issue of terrorism was a threat to national security.

He advised the people to report any suspected activity to the law enforcement agencies.

The prime minister advised the provincial governments to enhance the security during the month of Muharram.

Earlier, the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) and the Awami National Party (ANP) boycotted the Senate session on Tuesday protesting against the rising violence in Karachi.