3 more fall prey to target killings in Karachi
KARACHI: Unabated target killings claimed three more lives, including that of a Shia man, in different parts of the provincial metropolis on Friday. A Shia man was shot dead near his house in Raees Amrohi Colony Orangi Town within the limits of Iqbal Market police station. The victim, 32-year-old Majid Hussain Zaidi, was the resident of Sadiqabad sector 11 ½ Orangi Town.
He was heading to a milk shop when unidentified armed men approached him and opened indiscriminate fire on him. Resultantly, he received eight bullets and died on the spot, while the culprits managed to escape from the scene.
Police officials said the victim was an employee of a petroleum company in Dockyard and a father of two children, adding that the victim had no affiliation with any political or religious party.
When contacted, SP Khurram Waris said that initial investigation revealed that it was a sectarian killing.
Police found bullet-riddled dead body of a Baloch man from the KMC Graveyard in the limits of Saeedabad police station. Identity of the victim is yet to be ascertained.
Police rushed to the spot after receiving information and recovered the body. SHO Abdul Moid said that unidentified culprits kidnapped the victim from an unknown place and threw his body in a graveyard after killing him. No case was registered till filing of this report.
A man was shot dead near Moosa Lane in Yaqoob Shera Road Lyari in the remits of Baghdadi police station.
The incident took place on Friday evening when armed men riding a motorcycle reached Moosa Lane Yaqoob Shera Road along with an abducted person and then sprayed him with bullets.
The victim died on the spot, while the assailant managed to escape from the scene. SP Lyari Javed Baloch said the victim was later identified as Nadeem Khan, 28, and hailed from Hazara.
He added that the victim was not affiliated with any political party and there was a possibility of Lyari gangsters’ involvement in his killing. The body was shifted to CHK for legal formalities and later handed over to his family. No case was registered till the filing of this report.