5 killed, 7 hurt in Karachi violence


At least five persons were killed and seven others, including two women, injured in a spree of violence in the metropolis on Monday. In the wee hours, two bodies of young men were found near the UBL Sports Complex within the jurisdiction of Jauharabad police station. Jauharabad duty officer said the bodies of Zubair Khan and Liaquat Khan were found in gunny bags. They were residents of Junejo Goth, New Karachi and had left their houses on Sunday evening after iftar.
According to initial investigation, the men were kidnapped, tortured to death and later their bodies dumped near the sports complex. Police said the bodies were handed over to the heirs while two separate FIRs have been registered against unidentified persons.
Separately, unidentified armed bandits barged into an under-construction house in Block-D, North Nazimabad in the Shahrah-e-Noor Jahan police limits and shot dead a man on offering resistance. Police said that around four armed men entered the house for a robbery and shot dead Ahmed Waqas while injuring his mother, Shahida, and his sister, Mehwish, who tried to resist the robbers. Police have registered a case (FIR No 366/2011) against unidentified suspects and also arrested two labourers, working on the site, for further interrogation. In another incident, unidentified miscreants opened fire at a passenger bus near Essa Nagri and injured two passengers seriously. A teenager, Naseeb Khan, lost his life when he accidentally came in the range of cross firing between two armed groups in Qasba Colony near Kati Pahari.
An elderly man, identified as Naseem, also sustained multiple bullet wounds. In Orangi Town, two armed gunmen on a motorcycle opened indiscriminate firing at a barber’s shop in Block-L, resulting in the death of a young boy on the spot. The identity of the deceased could not be ascertained. In a separate incident, two armed motorcyclists threw a hand grenade outside the warehouse of pan and betel nuts in Soldier Bazar police limits. The police said the attack caused minor injuries to Abdul Rasheed and an unidentified man, who were taken to the civil hospital.
The reason behind the attack was an issue over extortion by armed men, police said.