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Karachi violence claims at least eleven lives

January 10, 2013

Rescue workers arrive at Jinnah Hospital while carrying bodies of victims of firing incident near Sohrab Goth in Karachi on Thursday. – Photo by Online

KARACHI: At least eleven people were killed in separate incidents of violence within an hour in Karachi on Thursday night, DawnNews reported.

Seven people were killed near Dr Nadir Homeopathic Hospital at Karachi-Hyderabad Superhighway when unidentified gunmen opened fire on labourers while they were asleep.

The incident spread fear among residents of the area as shops were reportedly shut.

police and rangers reached the site and cordoned off the area.

Meanwhile, a man was gunned down in Gulbahar locality while another was killed near Singer Roundabout in Korangi.

Moreover, two robbers were gunned down by police in a fire exchange near Sir Syed University in Gulshan-i-Iqbal neighbourhood.