Karachi: ‘Extortionists’ kill man in attack
KARACHI: Nisar, 40, was among four people killed and seven injured in separate incidents on Thursday. Nisar and seven others were injured when unidentified motorcyclists lobbed a grenade at a restaurant near Allah Wali Chowrangi in New Karachi. All of the injured were rushed to the Abbasi Shaheed Hospital (ASH), where Nisar expired while under treatment. Police believe that the grenade attack had been orchestrated by extortionists who had been refused money by the restaurant owner.
Man gunned down
Muhammad Hussain, 25, was on his way home when he was shot dead by unidentified assailants near Ayub Goth in New Karachi police limits.
Hussain’s body was later shifted to the Abbasi Shaheed Hospital (ASH) for legal formalities.
Hussain was a labourer by profession and his murder appears to be motivated by personal enmity, police said.
Body found in Lyari River
Meanwhile, the tortured and bullet-riddled body of an unidentified man was found floating in the Lyari River near the Kashmiri Imambargah Pak Colony police limits. A passerby spotted the body and informed the police, who sent a mobile to the spot and had the body shifted to ASH for postmortem. According to the police, the man was found with his hands and legs tied together with rope.
The MLO said the body was at least four days old and bore numerous torture marks and had two bullets wounds.
Man gunned down
An unidentified man, who appeared to be in his late 20s, was shot dead by motorcyclists while he was sitting outside his residence in the Malir area.
Rangers personnel conducted a house-to-house search operation in the New Karachi area, during which they arrested several people, one of whom is associated with a Lyari gang war group. They also seized arms, ammunition and hand grenades from their possession.
PCG kill two bandits
Two suspected bandits were killed in a shootout with Coast Guards near the latter’s headquarters in the Soldier Bazar police limits late on Thursday night.
Two motorcyclists intercepted people near the OMI Hospital and started looting their valuables. PCG personnel saw the incident and rushed to the spot. The armed men opened fire at the coast guards, who retaliated and killed the two suspects.