Cop among two killed in armed attack in DHA



KARACHI: Two persons, including a policeman, were killed and one other injured in an armed attack at Karachi’s Defence Housing Authority (DHA) late on Saturday night.

Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) South Pir Muhammad Shah said two men on a Vigo vehicle opened fire killing a policeman, Khalid on the spot and injuring two others in Khayaban-e-Bukhari.

The injured were shifted to Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Center (JPMC) for treatment, where one of the injured identified as Ramzan succumbed to his injuries.

He said Khalid was a police constable deployed in Darakhsha Police Station and he was on his way back to home after performing his duty, while Ramzan is a passerby. The police official said a pedestrian, identified as Saeed Ahmed was also injured in the firing incident.

SSP further said the attackers escaped the crime scene leaving their vehicle, adding weapons were seized from it. Meanwhile, SP Clifton Suhai Aziz said the police have collected the evidence from the crime scene that includes live rounds, empty cases and a vehicle.