Attacks on tea shops in New Karachi
Karachi: In the early hours of Friday, gun attacks on two roadside tea shops within a span of 10 minutes in New Karachi left three people dead, police said. The officials suspected the involvement of same attackers in firing on both the tea shops.
The first incident was witnessed near Shabbir Chowk where armed men riding a motorbike pulled up and opened fire on the restaurant before speeding away, the police said. “The firing on Quetta Hotel left two waiters, Saeed and Akhlaq, dead,” said New Karachi Industrial Area SHO Inspector Rashid Khan.
He added that both the victims hailed from Quetta. Only 10 minutes later another restaurant in the vicinity was attacked, leaving another young man dead, the inspector said. He said the victim was later identified as Subhan, who belonged to the Pishin district of Balochistan.
The bodies were shifted to the Abbasi Shaheed Hospital and handed over to the families after medico-legal formalities. “We are not sure but suspect that the same riders were involved in the two attacks,” the inspector said.