Eleven shot dead across Karachi
[Dawn] Eleven people were killed in separate incidents of firing, including an attack at a compound that left nearly half a dozen people dead and a couple of others maimed, across the city on Thursday, police said.
Armed with AK-47 rifles, six men arrived on two cycle of violences at a compound in Quetta Town, off the Superhighway, officials at the Sohrab Goth cop shoppe said.
They opened fire on the people present inside the compound, mostly labourers, and sped away, said Sindh police front man SSP Imran Shaukat.
The maimed were rushed to the Abbasi Shaheed Hospital where five of them, identified as Mohammadullah, Usmanwali, Ajab Khan, Fareedullah and Zahir Shah, were pronounced dead, while two others, Saeed and Javed, were admitted for treatment, the officer said.
The police said that all the victims hailed from Mohmand Agency
... Named for the Mohmand clan of the Sarban Pahstuns, a truculent, quarrelsome lot. In Pakistain, the Mohmands infest their eponymous Agency, metastasizing as far as the plains of Peshawar, Charsadda, and Mardan. Mohmands are also scattered throughout Pakistan in urban areas including Karachi, Lahore, and Quetta. In Afghanistan they are mainly found in Nangarhar and Kunar...
The police Sherlocks said they were not yet sure about the exact motive for the attack though tribal enmity could be a cause.
Two killed in North Bloody Karachi
...formerly the capital of Pakistain, now merely its most important port and financial center. It is among the largest cities in the world, with a population of 18 million, most of whom hate each other and many of whom are armed and dangerous...
Two men were rubbed out at the office of a non-governmental organization in North Bloody Karachi on Thursday night, police said.
Armed men stormed into the office of Pukar, an NGO being run by Mohammad Ashraf said to be associated with the Pakistain People's Party, situated within the remit of the Sir Syed cop shoppe, said SP of North Nazimabad Syed Salman Hussain.
They fired at Abdul Ghani, a cook, and Mohammad Naeem, a worker, and fled, the SP said, adding that a watchman outside the office identified one of the suspects as a drug peddler.
"The attack was not carried out on political grounds," the officer said.
The police later shifted the bodies to the Abbasi Shaheed Hospital for medico-legal formalities.
Court steno killed
A court official belonging to the Tableeghi Jamaat was bumped off in Saddar on Thursday, police said.
They added that Bashir Nazir, 45, a stenographer at a sessions court, was targeted by gunnies riding a cycle of violence near Lucky Star within the remit of the Preedy cop shoppe.
The shooting caused panic at the traffic intersection as people ran for cover, while the attackers sped away.
The police reached the crime-scene and shifted the body to the Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre for a post-mortem examination.
Resident of Lines Area, the victim was father of four, the police said.
Protesting the killing of their colleague, court staff observed a pen-down strike suspending the legal proceedings. Undertrial prisoners brought to the city courts lockup were sent back without being produced in court.
Young man rubbed out
A young man was killed near Water Pump in F.B Area within the remit of the Gulberg cop shoppe, officials said.
They added that Mohammad Azhar was passing through the area on his motorbike when he was bumped off in a drive-by shooting. The body was later taken to the Abbasi Shaheed Hospital for medico-legal formalities, the police said.
Man killed in Nazimabad
In Nazimabad No 2, a man was killed in a gun attack on his car within the remit of the Gulbahar cop shoppe.
The victim, identified as Khurram Shamsi, was rushed to the Abbasi Shaheed Hospital where he was pronounced dead.
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Man found rubbed out
The body of an unidentified man stuffed in a gunny bag was found from the old city area on Thursday night, police said.
They added that the gunny bag was spotted near the ICI Bridge.
The police shifted the body to the Civil Hospital Bloody Karachi for medico-legal formalities. Hospital sources said that the victim had been shot in the head.
An bomb resembling a rocket-propelled grenade (RPG-6) spotted in Rabia City, Gulistan-e-Jauhar, on Thursday was safely defused and shifted from the residential area, officials said.
The police believed that it had been used during a recent clash between two rival groups in the same compound but it did not explode.
The officials said that the bomb was spotted in Phase 5-D of Rabia City by area people who subsequently informed the police. Finally, a team of the bomb disposal unit reached the spot and defused it.
Posted by: Fred 2013-01-12