At least four killed in Karachi violence

February 27, 2013


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

KARACHI: At least four persons lost their lives in different incidents of violence in various area of Karachi on Wednesday whereas an officer of the Pakistan Navy was injured in a gun firing incident, DawnNews reported.

An activist of a religious organisation was killed in a gunfriung incident in Surjani Town's block L-1 area of Karachi.

Two other persons died of gunshot wounds suffered in Karachi's Nagan Chowrangi and North Karachi areas respectively.

A body was found on Hub River road near Raees Goth area. The body bore marks of torture and the victim was shot to death, according to police sources.

Naval officer injured

An officer of the Pakistan Navy suffered gun shot injuries near Karachi Port area early on Wednesday.

The wounded officer was rushed to the PNS Shifa hospital where he underwent surgery. He was shifted to the Intensive Care Ubit after the operation where his condition was reported as stable.

The officer's vehicle was shot at four times according to police sources whereas a statement by the Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) dispelled the impression that the officer was targeted in the incident.

According to the ISPR statement the officer's vehicle was struck by bullets as it came in the line of fire.

Further details over the incident were not available till the filing of this report.