Karachi: Death toll of Kabari Market firing incident rises to 12
KARACHI: As reported by The News on Tuesday, the death toll in firing incident in Karachi’s Kabari Market of Sher Shah, mounted to 12, Geo News reported Tuesday.
According to Geo News correspondent, at least six unidentified armed men riding three motorbikes, opened indiscriminate fire in Kabari Market in Sher Shah area of Karachi, killing at least 12 people including shopkeepers and shoppers and injuring several others.
The eyewitnesses told Geo News that the miscreants, wearing helmets, went on firing spree for five minutes, triggering the panicked people to break up in stampede.
The saboteurs fled the scene effortlessly. The injured have been shifted to hospitals, where emergency has been declared with more medical staff called on duty.
According to police sources, arriving late on the mishap site, the personnel of police and the Rangers put a security cordon around the Market.
Meantime, more additional contingents of security forces have been called in. Hospital sources confirmed 12 deaths. Two bodies were transported to Abbasi Hospital and eight in Civil Hospital.