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10-18-2010, 10:33 AM
Pakistan: No let-up in Karachi killings; toll 33

KARACHI, (Dawn): As many as 33 people lost their lives and 50 were injured in incidents of violence in different parts of the city in 30 hours till Sunday midnight.

Five vehicles, including a car belonging to the DawnNews, were set ablaze at Safoora Chowk on late Saturday night. City Police Chief Fayyaz Ahmed Leghari said around 30 people had fallen victims to targeted killings.

In reply to a question about ethnic profiles of the victims, the CCPO said they belonged to different groups.

The fresh spate of killings coincided with by-elections for the PS-94, Orangi Town, which fell vacant after the assassination of MQM MPA Raza Haider.

According to unofficial results, MQM’s candidate Saifuddin Khalid won the seat comfortably.

The Awami National Party announced on Saturday that it was boycotting the election because its demand to deploy troops had not been met.

The polling was held with no major incident of violence or terror attack despite fears expressed by Commander of the Sachal Rangers. However, three people were killed in targeted attacks in Orangi Town, police said.

Till a little after midnight, 13 people had been killed in the city.

A man sitting with friends by the roadside was killed by unknown gunmen in Kharadar area.

Later, bodies of two people were found dumped near Timber Market. The bodies were trussed up and blind-folded and had 19 and 16 gunshot wounds, Saddar Town SSP Javed Akbar Riaz said.

Shortly afterwards, a rickshaw driver was shot dead in the Husainabad area under the Azizabad police station. Orangi Town SP Haseeb Baig said that three bodies with gunshot wounds were found in parts of Orangi Town.

Police said that two of the bodies were found in Babae-Khaybar Gate area and the third at the Frontier Mor.

In Lyari, three bodies with gunshot wounds were found. SP Lyari Rana Pervez said that unidentified bodies of two young men were found in the jurisdiction of Kalakot police station.

The third body of a man of around 32 years old was found in Kalri police station area. Police took the bodies to Civil Hospital for legal formalities.

In the limits of Jackson police station area, the body of a 55-year-old man was found with gunshot wounds.

Four people were shot dead in Malir area on Sunday. Two people were killed and one was injured when gunmen opened fire on a group of youths sitting in ‘Chatai Compound’ near Malir 15.

Sources at the JPMC said that two victims had been brought dead.

In an earlier incident, a boy was killed in Shadman Town near Malir Kalaboard.

Earlier the body of a 17-year-old youth was found in Ghazi town graveyard. He had been shot in the head, Edhi sources said. The body was taken to the JPMC for post-mortem.

Armed men came to Babar Market in Landhi and sprayed people sitting in a carpet shop with bullets and escaped.

Landhi SP Nasir Aftab said that three people died in the incident.

Later, in Sharafi Goth police station area, four men on two motorcycles offered a lift to Saeed Badshah, a 40-year-old man with a disabled leg.

“They took him on the motorcycle and shot him dead at a deserted place, dumped his body and fled,” SP Landhi said.

A boy was going home when two gunmen shot him dead near the Rufi Shopping Centre near Met Office.

10-18-2010, 11:04 AM
Innocent people always get hurt. POLITICS!!!!

10-18-2010, 11:05 AM
right brother
this target killing is ruining this city :(