Target killings continue: Six more murdered in Karachi

Karachi: Six people were gunned down and three others injured, while a drug addict drowned after falling into a ditch here on Saturday.

Syed Sharafat Ali, 24 s/o Shaban Ali were gunned down and his brother Mubarak Ali, 27 were injured by unidentified four culprits on two bikes in Jahangir Road Number 2 in the limits of Jamshed Quarter police station. Body and injured were shifted to Civil Hospital Karachi.

Police said both were working part time at an AC repairing shop; however, both were employees of KMC. Police said deceased also belonged to a political party. He was resident of Usmania Muhajir Colony.

Separately, two culprits opened firing at Islamia Mosque and killed Noor-e-Basher 28 and left Shoaib and Molana Samiullah injured in Orangi Sector 11 in limits of Orangi Town Police Station. The body was shifted to ASH and injured to Liaqat National Hospital.

Police said decreased and injured were the activists of Ahle Sunnat Wal Jamat and incident might be a sectarian violence. Police said Maulana Samiullah was prayer leader at Islamia Mosque and Shoaib member of Mosque Committee.

In another incident, 30yearsold Sabir S/o Salim Baig was gunned down by unidentified armed men near KDA Scheme2, Surjani Town in the remit of Surjani Town police station. The body was moved to Abbasi Shaheed Hospital for medicolegal formalities.

Medical Legal Officer MLO said the victim received four bullets and died before he could be taken to hospital. Police said the victim had criminal record and he might be killed by some rival group.

Separately, 25yearsold Yousuf S/o Illahi Bux was killed in firing of dacoits near Power House Block19, Samanabad in the precinct of Samanabad police station. The body was taken to Abbasi Shaheed Hospital for autopsy.

Police said some dacoits were fleeing in cover of firing after looting a shop when a passerby suddenly came under firing. He received a bullet on chest and rushed to hospital for treatment where he breathed his last.

Meanwhile, 45yearsold Waqar S/o Nisar was gunned down by unidentified armed men near Orangi Town Sector11 in the jurisdiction of Iqbal Market Police Station. The body was taken to ASH for legal formalities.

A man, aged around 30, drowned into a ditch near Mecca Masjid, Garden area in the limit of Nabi Bux Police Station. The body was shifted to Civil Hospital Karachi for postmortem. The identity of deceased could not be ascertained.

Police said victim was drug addict and used to collect junk for livelihood. He drowned into a ditch that was dug to install sewerage pipeline in area.

40yearsold Yasmeen and 31yearsold Nadia were injured in a road mishap near Inquiry Office, Nazimabad area as they were hit by fast-moving vehicle while crossing the road. They were rushed to ASH for treatment.

22yearsRizwan and his mother Kalsoom, residents of Manzoor Colony were injured in a traffic accident near Baloch Colony Bridge. Rescue sources said they were going somewhere on bike when a speedy vehicle hit them. They were rushed Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre for treatment.