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Violence claims eight more lives in Karachi

December 07, 2012

An official of Karachi police stops vehicles for searching. -PPI File Photo

KARACHI: Eight more people died and at least four injured on Friday as the wave of violence and killings continued in Karachi, DawnNews reported.

Sporadic firing by unknown miscreants took lives of two persons in Machar Colony and Orangi Town’s Sabri Chowk areas. A man, identified as Jahanzeb, was killed in Gulshan-i-Maymar’s Jhanjhar Goth.

In Manghopir neighbourhood, another man was gunned down also.

Earlier, three bodies were recovered from a rickshaw in Garden’s area. Police reports suggest, the rickshaw was stolen from Nabi Bhaksh locality a day ago and the deceased were kidnapped before being shot dead. However, reports added, all three men were not identified as yet.

Meanwhile, in separate incidents of firing, at least four people were injured in Clifton, Korangi and Kati Pahari areas.

On the other hand, protests were launched against the killing of Maulana Hassaan Rashid outside the Karachi Press Club and in New Karachi’s Bilawal Colony. The participants threatened to prolong their protest if the killings of Ulema (clerics) were not stopped by the authorities.

Moreover, the suspect of Muharram 6 blast in Orangi Town, Attaullah, was presented before the District West Court for identification parade. Two witnesses identified the suspect during the hearing.

It is pertinent to mention that Attaullah was also identified in another court for the blast in Abbas Town area during Muharram.