KARACHI - At least eight people including a woman were killed in various violent incidents here on Monday.
Unabated sectarian killing continues in the City that claimed three lives in two separate targeted attacks.
Gunmen on motorbikes shot dead Kashif Hussain Rizvi, 34, and Bakshish Hussain Ansari, 55, near Kati Pahari, Qalandria Chowk. Police officials said the incident took place in the wee hours of Monday when both of them were going to their workplaces on their motorcycles.
SHO Haq Nawaz said some armed motorcyclists chased and targeted them. The incident occurred over sectarian grounds.
In another incident, four men were wounded when armed motorcyclists opened indiscriminate fire at a bakery situated at city’s prominent food street – Hussainabad - that falls within the jurisdiction of Azizabad police station. The injured were immediately shifted to Abbasi Shaheed Hospital where two Fida Hussain, 35, and Zeeshan Ali, 30, succumbed to injuries. Injured Akhtar Hussain and Mumtaz were admitted to the hospital.
Victim Fida and the injured belonged to Shia community and hailed from Gilgit-Baltistan. Another victim Zeeshan belonged to Sunni community and hailed from Multan. DSP Saleem Akhtar said the bakery was attacked on sectarian grounds. Though, the employees there belonged to different sects because the same bakery had earlier been attacked in 2012 in which one shopkeeper was killed.
Majlis Wahdat-e-Muslimeen (MWM) strongly condemned the killings and demanded arrest of the culprits. MWM spokesperson said 30 people were killed in a month alone.
Separately, Taj Din, 48, was shot dead in Korangi industrial area. SHO Saadat Butt said the victim was travelling on a passenger van when armed motorcyclists shot him dead apparently over personal enmity.
Similarly, Abdul Hakeem, 24, was killed and another Asghar, 25, was wounded in Marvi Goth within the jurisdictions of Shah Latif police station. Police officials said the incident took place over offering resistance in a robbing bid.
Meanwhile, a woman namely Saima, 22, was slaughtered inside his apartment in Bin Qasim. Police officials said the victim’s brother-in-law namely Amanullah was behind the incident. He killed his sister-in-law over unexplained reasons.
Another body of woman was found dead from Samanabad locality. The body was shifted to Edhi morgue for identification after autopsy at Abbasi Shaheed Hospital.