KARACHI: A Chinese national was shot dead on Monday in an apparent targeted killing by armed assailants in Karachi.
The incident, which took place in Karachi’s Zamzama area, was termed targeted killing as the victim was shot after being followed by armed assailants, police said. A passerby identified as Hassan Abbas was wounded in the incident.
Contingents of police and Sindh Rangers reached the site and collected evidence after cordoning off the site and investigators are trying to find CCTV footage. The victim’s body has been moved to a hospital.
Security has been beefed up for foreigners, particularly Chinese nationals across the province.
Sindh Home Minister Sohail Anwar Siyal and Sindh inspector general police took notice of the incident and have sought a report from District South Police Chief DIG Azad Khan and SSP South.