Violence intensifies in Karachi; 17 killed overnight
KARACHI: There was no rest in violence in the city as 17 more people were killed since Wednesday mid-night, Dawn News reported. Sixteen bodies have been found in different parts of the metropolis while one man was gunned down in the Baldia Town. Four bodies were recovered from the Shershah area, three each from Baldia Town, Kakri Ground and the Garden area.
Two bodies were found in Maripur while one from the Mangoper area. One body recovered from the Baldia Town was of a fire extinguisher Liaquat Azhar who was kidnapped yesterday by unknown men. All the bodies bore marks of torture and gun shots.
The hike in violence started after a former lawmaker of the Pakistan People’s Party was killed in the Lyari area on Wednesday. Three other people were also killed in the firing incident.
Bomb attacks and firing incidents have resulted in deaths of 34 people in last 24 hours in the city.