8 killed in Karachi violence
KARACHI: A day of mourning was observed by the MQM on Tuesday against the killing of their party worker and his brother in the PIB Colony area of the city. Following the killing, violence erupted across the city as over three dozen vehicles were torched and eight people including a child were killed.
According to the police, MQM sector member Mansoor Mukhtar, his brother Masood Mukhtar and his sister in-law were targeted when attackers entered their house and opened fire. Mansoor and Masood succumbed to their injuries at the hospital.
The post mortem of Mansoor was conducting at the Abbasi Shaheed hospital and according to doctors he was shot four times. Over three dozen vehicles including a police mobile were torched in different areas including Malir Halt, Central Jail, Teen Hatti, Kala Board, Abul Hassan Isphani Road and Shah Faisal Colony.
Tyres were set ablaze at Jamshed Road after riots where unknown men forced shop owners to close down their business. Aerial firing was also reported in various areas including Liaqatabad, Malir City, Johar Chowrangi, Malir, Shah Faisal Colony, Gulshan–e–Iqbal and Korangi.
Schools were shut due to the wave of violence as markets and petrol stations remained closed. Residents faced further distress as there was no public transport on the roads. The Police, Rangers and FC did not take any action when these incidents were taking place.