10 killed in shooting incidents in Karachi

Last Updated: Saturday, August 24, 2013 - 09:16

Karachi: At least 10 people, including two activists of the Pakistan Peoples Party, were killed on Friday in separate incidents of shooting and violence here.
Police said three persons were fired upon in Orangi town and two of them died on the spot while one was seriously injured.

"Two of those killed belonged to the PPP," police official Tahir Naved said.

The southern Sindh province is governed by PPP.

Shooting incidents and target killings were also reported from other parts of the city in which eight people were killed.

The last few days have seen a surge in target killings in the city.

According to human rights organisations and police reports about 1726 people have been killed in the city in the first six months of 2013 compared with last year’s 1215 people killed in the same period.

Sindh Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah has ordered an inquiry into the spate of target killings in the city.


First Published: Saturday, August 24, 2013 - 09:16

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