5 dead as target killings return to Karachi
KARACHI: Violence returned to the city late on Tuesday night when at least five people, including an MQM activist, lost their lives in target killing incidents. An attack on a cloth shop in a North Karachi market left four people dead and two injured, police said.
The police said that six people suffered wounds when two men riding a motorcycle came to the shop near Nagin Chowrangi in the Sir Syed Town police limits, sprayed them with bullets and escaped.
Some people from the market took the injured to the Abbasi Shaheed Hospital, where four of them — identified as Arif, Raza, Sohail and Hasan — succumbed to their injuries. Relatives of the victims reportedly protested at the hospital. The SSP Central said that it was a target killing incident.
In a separate incident, an activist of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement was killed in Shah Faisal Colony No. 2. Police said the MQM worker was going somewhere on a motorcycle when two assailants, also riding a motorcycle, opened fire on him and fled. The MQM worker died on the spot.