Five including cop killed in Karachi violence

KARACHI: Five people, including a policeman, were killed and five others injured in separate incidents of violence in the city on Saturday.

A 35-year-old cop, Zakira, son of Anas, was shot dead by unknown armed men near railway police chowki within the limits Quaidabad police station. The body was shifted to Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre (JPMC) for postmortem examination.

Saddam, 25, son of Umeed Ali, was shot and injured during assault by his brother at Metroville within the limits SITE-A police station. The injured was rushed to Abbasi Shaheed Hospital (ASH) for treatment where he succumbed to his injuries.

An unknown man, aged 35, was killed when unidentified armed men opened fire on him near Yasrib Imam Bargah in Defence Housing Authority Phase 4. The body was shifted to JPMC for medico-legal formalities.

A man, Ghulam Abbas Rizvi, 35, son of Jaffar Abbas Rizvi, resident of Khamosh Colony, was killed when unidentified gunmen opened fire on him near Quetta Hotel under Allama Iqbal Bridge in Khamosh Colony, Sakhi Hassan area. The body was taken to ASH for an autopsy.

A beheaded body of a man, Shakeel, 35, son of Nana, was found near Kishti Masjid in Dhobi Ghat, Garden. The body was shifted to Civil Hospital Karachi (CHK) for postmortem examination.

Unidentified armed men opened fire on the car of Deputy Commissioner (DC) Korangi Zubair Ahmed Channa near Nasir Jump in Korangi. Resultantly, driver Wakeel Ahmed, 25, son of Qadir Bux, and a 28-year-old constable, Ishtiaq Ahmed, were injured. The DC remained unhurt. The injured were shifted to JPMC.

Separately, a teenager boy, Babar, 17, son of Rafique, was injured by unknown gunmen in Azam Basti. He was rushed to JPMC for treatment.

Muhammad Din, 35, son of Shear Muhammad, was shot and injured by unidentified armed motorcyclists in Lyari. The injured was shifted to CHK for treatment.

A man, Asim Ali, 35, son of Jan Muhammad, resident of Shah Latif Town, was shot and injured while offering resistance to robbery near railway track at Bhens Colony Morr. The injured was shifted to JPMC for medical treatment.

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