The death toll in Karachi unrest has risen to 57 during the last three days, with Thursday’s casualties (21) emerging as the largest single-day toll in the current spree of bloodbath.
Earlier in the day, at least 21 bullet-riddled and tortured bodies stuffed in gunny bags were found in different parts of the city, and ten more people have been killed since Thursday night, a newspaper reports.
City police chief Saud Mirza said although fresh incidents of violence that had started from Wednesday could not be completely stopped, terming it a police failure would not be correct.
Police would conduct a focused operation in the violence-affected areas and the places where the victims’ bodies were found, he added.
Reiterating that terrorists would be taken to task, Mirza expressed the hope that normalcy would soon return to the city.
Karachi: Karachi Police have claimed to have arrested over 100 suspects involved in terrorist activities in the violence-stricken Pakistani city.
First Published: Friday, August 19, 2011, 13:29