Karachi: No let-up in Karachi violence, 11 killed
KARACHI: The ongoing violence in Karachi left 11 more people dead, including two protestors during a rally against the anti–Islam online video, over the past 24 hours, SAMAA reports. The drive-by attacks and targeted–killings took place in Manghopir, II Chundrigar Road, Bihar Colony and Orangi Town areas where four people were shot dead on Sunday. Police said five tortured dead bodies were recovered from Liaqatabad, Defence Phase–VII, Gulbahar and Baghdadi areas. Affiliation of the victims was not confirmed. Two youths lost their lives with eight others wounded on Sunday evening during a showdown between police and hundreds of workers of religious parties protesting outside the US consulate against a US film mocking the Holy Prophet (PUBH).
Police opened fire on the rally staged by MajlisWahdat-e-Muslimeen (MWM) and Imamia Students Organization (ISO), leaving the two youths dead.
The riot police used water cannons and aerial firing to disperse the protesters after they tried to reach the US consulate, turning MT Khan Road into a battle field, and unleashing protests across the city in which five vehicles and two patrol pumps were torched in different areas.