Karachi: Two Sunni Tehrik men among 9 killed in violence
KARACHI: Nine people, including two activists of the Sunni Tehrik (ST) and one worker of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM), were killed on Sunday in acts of violence in different parts of the city, police and witnesses said.
They said a unit-in-charge of the ST and a party worker were attacked in Sector 5-G of New Karachi by four assailants on two motorcycles.
The witnesses said the 25-year-old unit chief, Adnan, son of Ansar, was standing with a party worker, Ijaz Ahmed, near a rent-a-car office at around 6.35pm when the attackers came there and opened fire on them.
They said Ijaz ran away as he saw Adnan being hit in the head by the attackers. However, the witnesses said, the attackers chased him and shot him dead.
They said a nine-year-old girl also sustained a bullet wound as the attackers opened fire upon the ST worker. She was identified as Sidra, resident of the same vicinity where the incident took place.
The New Karachi SHO, however, said only two men, including the ST unit-in-charge, were killed in separate incidents of firing.
He said the police had no information about the killing of any girl.
The witnesses said the ST unit chief had died instantly, while the ST worker was fatally wounded and died a little after he was shifted to the Abbasi Shaheed Hospital along with the body of Adnan.
Hospital sources said both victims received four bullets each from a very close range. They said Adnan was shot in the head and upper torso, while Ijaz received one bullet each in his jaw, chest, right hand and leg.
Tension gripped the vicinity, where shopkeepers pulled down their shutters immediately after the incident and traffic disappeared from the streets.
Later, police intensified patrolling of the troubled area.
Meanwhile, a worker of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement was targeted and shot dead in Sector 5-G of North Karachi by four attackers on two bikes.
The body of Arshad, 26, was shifted to Abbasi Shaheed Hospital. Bilal Colony SHO Ghayoor Ahmed said the incident might be a retaliation of the killing of ST men in neighbouring New Karachi.
The incident led to tension and panic in the vicinity.
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