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Arshad Pappu killed in Karachi's Lyari area

March 17, 2013

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KARACHI: One of the prime characters of the Lyari gang war, Arshad Pappu, was killed early on Sunday along with his brother and an associate in Lyari area of Karachi, DawnNews reported.

Three persons were killed in a gunfiring incident near Brohi chowk in Karachi's Lyari area.

The victims were later identified as Arshad Pappu, his brother Yasir Arafat and an associate Shera Pathan.

The bodies were shifted to Civil hospital.

All three men were wanted by the government whereas Arshad Pappu was considered as one of the central characters of the gang war that has plagued one of the oldest localities of the city rendering it a virtual war-zone at times. Pappu carried a head money of two million rupees and was wanted for murder, attempted murder and kidnapping cases.

A large number of people took out to the streets after the incident and blocked the police's access to the area for hours.

Moreover, four other persons were killed and six others injured in various incidents of violence across the city.

Two persons were shot dead near Memon Masjid in Boulton market area of the city.

Another person was killed while resisting a robbery  in Landhi's Zafar Town area in Karachi.

A trader was killed in a gun-firing incident near New Sabzimandi on Super Highway. A number of enraged locals took out a protest after the incident. The protestors pelted stones at cars and blocked the flow of traffic on the Super Highway.

A father and son suffered gunshot wounds while resisting a robbery in Nazimabad area.

Three persons were injured in a gunfiring incident in Sariya Galli in Kharadar area of the city.

Another person suffered gunshot wounds in a firing incident in Moosa lane of Karachi's Lyari area.