Five killed as gunmen target religious gathering


Five people have been reportedly killed and many others injured when participants of a religious gathering were subjected to indiscriminate gunfire, in Nazimabad area of Karachi.
The dead and injured have been shifted to the Abbasi Shaheed Hospital.
Hospital sources reported that four men were declared dead on arrival, and a woman was brought with fatal injuries, who later succumbed to her injuries.
The dead include three brothers.
Sources report that the attackers entered a camp for a majlis set up outside a police officer’s residence, in a street adjacent to the local police station, and opened fire at the gathered mourners.
Eyewitnesses report that no police official was deployed for the security of the majlis, and that the police arrived 40 minutes after the attack had been carried out.
Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah took notice of the incident and has called upon Inspector General Sindh to set up blockades to capture the culprits.
This is the latest in a series of attacks on the Shia community this Muharram, after 4 women in Quetta were identified as Shia among a bus full of passengers and shot dead, and a child killed in an explosion outside an Imambargah in Karachi, that also injured 15 other people, including women and children.