Violence continues unabated as 10 more perish


At least eight people were killed in firing incidents in different parts of the metropolis while two tortured bodies were also recovered, police sources said on Friday.
According to media reports, some unidentified armed men opened fire in Dhawaraji area and shot a man dead for not paying extortion money. Residents and traders of the area staged a protest after the incident.
Two men died during cross firing between rival groups in Dhobi Ghat area of Garden while some unknown people gunned down two men in Manghopir.
In New Karachi area some unidentified persons opened fire and killed a woman. The deceased was identified as Suria, 28.
Meanwhile, two dead bodies were found from Soldier Bazar and New Karachi areas. Two others were also injured in firing in Gardi and PIB Colony.
A tortured dead body was found from Lyari River in old Golimar. Police sources said that the deceased was kidnapped and then shot dead.
In a separate incident, a body of 50 years old eunuch was found from a flat situated in Qayoomabad sector A.
Asad Laghari, 22, was injured over resistance to a robbery bid in L-6 Market, Gulshan-e-Hadeed.
Two robbers killed, 20 nabbed in search operation: Two robbers were killed in exchange of fire with police while their accomplice fled the scene on Friday. The police also arrested as many as 20 persons involved in drugs business during separate operations in the city and recovered a huge amount of drugs and arms from their possession.
According to the police sources, three robbers riding a motorcycle were fleeing after snatching Rs15 thousand from a contractor near Chourangi Hospital in Landhi area when they came across police. The robbers, having seen the police started firing and tried to flee but in retaliatory fire two of them got killed on the spot while their third accomplice managed to escape.
West Akram Naeem Broka said that upon complaints of surge in the drugs business, the police conducted a search operation in different areas of the city including Orangi Town, Metrol, Frontier Colony, Katti Pahari, Sultanabad, Kanwari Colony and Mangopir areas.
During the operation about two dozen people involved in drugs business were arrested. Drugs and arms, worth millions of rupees, were also recovered from their possession.