KARACHI - Another Deputy Superintendent of Police was gunned down in an armed attack in the outskirts of Karachi on Tuesday.

Majeed Abbas, posted at SITE Industrial Area, was the third police officer targeted in the same manner within 45 days. He had participated in various operations and raids carried out in a drive of targeted operation. Abbas, resident of Zafar Town area of Shah Latif, was assassinated when he was heading towards his office in SITE area in his police van.

Police said Abbas was on his way to office without security squad when he came under attack. Investigator believed that the attackers might have been observing his movement and targeted him on finding him without security squad.

The assailants managed to flee from the scene while the injured DSP was taken to Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre where he succumbed to his injuries.

Doctors at JMPC said the victim was shot at least six times by the assailants who used small firearms.

Additional IG Karachi Ghulam Qadir Thebo said that at least four armed men riding on two motorcycles carried out the attack. Thebo vowed that the culprits would be brought to justice. Police investigators remained clueless and believed that the assailants who had targeted two other DSPs were behind the killing of Abbas.

DSP Shah Latif Fakharul Islam when contacted said that they are unable to get eyewitness account yet while the assailants also took away the empty shells of the bullets used in the killing. He said that the investigation is underway.

Funeral of Abbas was offered at the Police Headquarters, Garden. Family members, relatives and the newly-appointed Sindh Home Minister, IGP Sindh and Additional IG Karachi attended the funeral.

IGP Sindh Ghulam Hyder Jamali also took notice of the incident and ordered Zone East Munir Shaikh, District Malir SSP Dr Najeeb Khan and District East SSP Pir Muhammad Shah to investigate the case and submit him the report at the earliest.

On May 10, DSP Zulfiqar Zaidi, security in-charge of the Sindh High Court, was gunned down along with his friend in Shah Faisal Colony and Steel Town DSP Abdul Fateh was gunned down in Gulshan-e-Hadeed area of Steel Town on May 1. It is worth-mentioning here that police investigators remain clueless and unable to ascertain the group involved in the killings of police officers.