Two MQM activists, ST man among six killed
[Dawn] Two Muttahida Qaumi Movement
...English: United National Movement, generally known as MQM, is the 3rd largest political party and the largest secular political party in Pakistain with particular strength in Sindh. From 1992 to 1999, the MQM was the target of the Pak Army's Operation Cleanup leaving thousands of urdu speaking civilians dead...
activists and a worker of the Sunni Tehrik
...formed in Karachi in 1992 under by Muhammad Saleem Qadri. It quickly fell to trading fisticuffs and liquidations with the MQM and the Sipah-e-Sahaba, with at least a half dozen of its major leaders rubbed out. Sunni Tehreek arose to become the primary opposition to the Deobandi Binori Mosque, headed by Nizamuddin Shamzai, who was eventually bumped off by person or persons unknown. ST's current leadership has heavily criticized the Deobandi Jihadi leaders, accusing them of being sponsored by Indian Intelligence agencies as well as involvement in terrorist activities...
were among the five persons bumped off in different parts of the city on Tuesday, while yet another man was stabbed to death.
Police said the first incident took place at around 8.30am near the Numaish intersection within the remit of the Jamshed Quarters cop shoppe, where gunnies riding a cycle of violence targeted Mohammad Siddiqui, 35.
The victim was driving his pickup when he was attacked. He suffered six gunshot wounds and died before he could be taken to the Civil Hospital Bloody Karachi
...formerly the capital of Pakistain, now merely its most important port and financial center. It may be the largest city in the world, with a population of 18 million, most of whom hate each other and many of whom are armed and dangerous...
. The suspects fled after the shooting, the police said.
The victim was an activist of the MQM. He was a resident of Jamshed Quarters No 1 and father of three.
Following the killing tension gripped the localities along Jamshed Road and Jehangir Road, where shops and markets were closed. Incidents of firing were also reported in different areas.
In another incident later in the day, another worker of the MQM was targeted by gunnies in Nazimabad No 2.
Police said the incident took place in Nazimabad No 2 within the remit of the Gulbahar cop shoppe, where assailants riding a cycle of violence opened fire on Mohammad Rehan, 25, who was sitting outside an apartment building.
The suspects riding a cycle of violence expeditiously departed at a goodly pace after the shooting, the police said.
The victim was rushed to the Abbasi Shaheed Hospital (ASH), where he was pronounced dead.
He's dead, Jim!
A large number of party workers gathered at the ASH after learning about the incident.
Following the killing tension gripped different parts of Nazimabad No 2.
In the third incident, an activist of the Sunni Tehrik was targeted in PIB Colony on Tuesday night.
Police said the incident took place near a petrol station. Two suspects escaped.
An ST front man said Zahid Qadri, 35, was a member of the party's PIB Colony sector committee. After offering Maghrib prayers at Faran Masjid, he was riding his cycle of violence home when gunnies targeted him, the front man said.
The victim was a resident of PIB Colony and father of two.
PIB Colony and Jamshed Quarters police officials bickered over the jurisdiction of scene of the crime after the killing.
An unidentified man was killed by a lone suspect near Banaras Chowk on Tuesday.
Police said the incident took place at a tea stall near the Banaras bridge, where a young man having tea was shot at by the suspect who was on foot.
The suspect fled following the shooting. Police shifted the body to the ASH, where the victim was pronounced dead on arrival. He could not be immediately identified as he had nothing in possession that could establish his identity. Following the medico-legal formalities, the body was shifted to the Edhi morgue, the police said.
In another incident, a man was rubbed out on resistance to a robbery attempt in Mehmoodabad.
Police said the incident took place within the remit of the Mehmoodabad cop shoppe, where Mohammad Arshad buying vegetables from the market was held at gunpoint by suspects, who demanded valuables from him. As the victim tried to put up resistance, the suspects shot him and fled, said a police brass hat of the area.
The victim was rushed to the Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre, where he died during treatment.
He was a resident of the same area where the incident took place.
In yet another incident, a young man was stabbed to death in a locality off the Superhighway.
The police said the victim, Gul Ahmed, 30, was stabbed to death by assailants at Afghani Camp within the remit of the Sohrab Goth cop shoppe.
The victim was taken to the ASH, where he was pronounced dead.
He's dead, Jim!
Police suspected the killing was a result of personal enmity.
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