Two ST men among seven shot dead in city
[Dawn] Seven men, including two workers 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 bumped off in the city on Monday, police said.They said that a young man was rubbed out and his two companions were maimed in an armed attack on Kashmire Road on Monday morning.
They said that gunnies riding a cycle of violence targeted three men, also riding on a bike, within the remit of the Jamshed Quarters cop shoppe and rode away.
The maimed were taken to the Civil Hospital 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...
where one of them, identified as Riaz Sheikh, was pronounced dead. His two companions, Adnan and Kamran, both brothers, were admitted for treatment.
The police said that victim Riaz had suffered five bullet wounds. All of them were in their late twenties and employed at a company dealing with the installation of cellphone towers. Riaz was a resident of North Nazimabad while the two brothers lived in Nazimabad.
"The three victims are not affiliated with any political or religious party. Initial information suggested that they were labourers and heading for work when they were targeted," said Jamshad Quarters SP Usman Bajwa.
The police suspected personal enmity as a likely motive for the killing.
Two ST activists killed in attacks
An activist of the ST was rubbed out and a two-year-old boy was maimed in a New Bloody Karachi locality in the small hours of Monday, police said.
They said that assailants opened indiscriminate fire on 26-year-old Muhammad Khalid alias Khalda when he was standing close to a paan cabin in New Bloody Karachi's Sector 11-J. He died before he could be taken to the Abbasi Shaheed Hospital.
A two-year-old boy, Ansar, who was also there along with his father also suffered bullet wounds in the attack and was admitted to hospital for treatment. His condition was said to be stable.
The police said that Khalid was an active ST worker, who also had a criminal record and was recently released from prison.
Another ST worker was rubbed out in New Bloody Karachi's Sector 5-E within the remit of the Bilal Colony cop shoppe.
Police said that Mohammad Akram Qadri, 30, was targeted by armed motorcyclists, who escaped after their swift operation.
The body was taken to the Abbasi Shaheed Hospital for medico-legal formalities.
Ex-'SSP man' rubbed out
A former activist of the banned Sipah-e-Sahaba Pakistain
...a Sunni Deobandi organization, a formerly registered Pak political party, established in the early 1980s in Jhang by Maulana Haq Nawaz Jhangvi. Its stated goal is to oppose Shia influence in Pakistain. They're not too big on Brelvis, either. Or Christians. Or anybody else who's not them. The organization was
banned in 2002 as a terrorist organization, but somehow it keeps ticking along, piling up the corpse counts...
was bumped off in Landhi on Monday.
Police said that assailants riding a cycle of violence came to a grocery store and opened fire on the shopkeeper, Qari Khalid Saeed, in Awami Colony near Singer Chowrangi and fled.The victim, father of two, was struck down in his prime.
Police said that he had lately not been active, but in the past he remained associated with the banned SSP.
A front man for the Ahle Sunaat Wal Jamaat strongly condemned the killing and claimed that the victim was a sympathiser of his party.
Killed in Saeedabad
A car dealer was rubbed out in the Saeedabad area on Monday, police said.
They said that Mohammad Akbar was targeted when he was cleaning a car in the Saeedabad area. He died before he could be taken to the Civil Hospital, the police said.
He was a resident of the same area.
Initial police investigation suggested that the victim used to hang out with some gangsters and his suspected involvement with them was being considered as a likely motive for the killing.
Man found rubbed out
The body of an unidentified man was found along Mauripur Road on Monday morning.
Police said that victim appeared to be in his mid-20s. The trussed-up body was found near Crown Cinema. The victim was shot in the head.
The body was shifted to the Civil Hospital Bloody Karachi for medico-legal formalities.
Businessman killed by bandidos
The owner of a garment factory was rubbed out when he tried to resist a cash snatching bid near the Taj Complex on Monday.
Police said that gunnies riding a cycle of violence intercepted Ahmer Ahmed, 30, who was retuning from a bank branch near the Taj Complex within the remit of the Preedy cop shoppe after withdrawing Rs250,000.
The suspects tried to snatch the cash from him and upon resistance fired shots at him, took the cash and rode away. The victim was rushed to the Civil Hospital Bloody Karachi where he was pronounced dead.
He's dead, Jim!
The police said that the victim was the owner of a small garment factory and was a resident of Baloch Colony.
Body found in gunny bag
The body of another unidentified man, stuffed in a gunny bag, was found in a drain near Paper Market on Monday.
Police said that it appeared that the body had lain there for the past several days.
The body was shifted to the Civil Hospital Bloody Karachi for a post-mortem examination, as the police were not sure about the exact cause of death.
MQM man rubbed out
An activist of the 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...
was rubbed out in the Korangi Industrial Area late on Sunday night, police said.
They said that assailants targeted Ismail Magsi, 28, in Mehran Town within the remit of the Korangi Industrial Area cop shoppe. The victim was said to be a member of the Muttahida Organising Committee of the MQM's organizational structure.
The body was shifted to the Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre for medico-legal formalities.
PPP worker killed in Surjani
Also on late Sunday night, an activist of the Pakistain People's Party was bumped off in Surjani Town.
Police said that armed motorcyclists fired shots at a bike rider near Abdullah Mor and fled.
They said that the victim died on way to hospital.
He was later identified as Mohammad Fahad, a worker of the PPP.
Posted by: Fred 2013-01-30