Karachi violence: Over 15 killed in last 24 hours

Published: May 18, 2012

Two police officials have been killed due to violence in different areas of Karachi. PHOTO: EXPRESS/FILE

KARACHI: More than 15 people, including two policemen, were killed in different areas of Karachi on Friday, Express News reported.

Target killings have yet again disrupted peace in the city.

Armed assailants barged into a house located in Landhi’s Mansehra Colony and opened fire, killing two people and injuring three.

According to sources, 3-4 men were said to have been involved in the attack, who managed to flee the scene.

The residents of the area shifted the murdered and the injured to a nearby hospital in taxis and rickshaws.

Meanwhile, a person named Imran was gunned down in Shah Faisal Colony’s block 4.

In Baldia Ittehad Town, unidentified people opened fire on police vehicles, resulting in the death of Head Constable Muhammad Jan Niazi and Constable Arif.

According to Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) West Amir Farooqi, the armed men snatched all of the government-possessed Submachine guns too.

Firing on two cars resulted in the death of three people, and two were severely injured close to the Ancholi area of Karachi. In a separate incident, firing in Hasan Noman Colony killed one person and firing in Baldia Town resulted in the death of two brothers, identified as Mitho and Ameer.

An unidentified body was found in a gunny bag in the area of Liaquatabad.

The police, after raiding Baldia Town, Orangi Town and Mawach Goth, have arrested approximately six people.

A person, identified as Gulaab Khan, was gunned down in the Sher Shah Gulbai area.

Unknown men opened fire on an ambulance in the Samanabad area, killing three including the driver, Imran, and injuring two others.

People in Liaquatabad, Lyari and Sohrab Goth areas were also killed in different incidents of targeted killing.

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Reader Comments (24)

  • MyHeartSpeaks
    May 18, 2012 - 12:38PM

    Where are you, Mr. CM???? Families of the victims are waiting for compensation by the govt. The maximum you can do….

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  • May 18, 2012 - 1:54PM

    I would not say that “peace has been disrupted”, how can these few quiet weeks or days be called peace? when everybody knows that violence would start again after 3 to 4 days.

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  • someone
    May 18, 2012 - 1:58PM

    muslims killing muslims over trivial political or ethnic disputes…shame on the muslims of pakistan. The least we could do is live in harmony as brothers, but even that seems to be too much to ask for. shame indeed on the people of pakistan.

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  • ZYZE
    May 18, 2012 - 2:15PM

    To all politcal parties workers, please dont involve in there dirty politics, they are using you.
    if you are doing it for money, you will still die.
    The more worst thing is , if you die for these political parties, they will only rap you in there politcal party flag and put you in grave, and call you shaheed…!!! you are not shaheed at all….
    When you will face GOD , what you will answer… that you are from this or that party….or you are Mohajir, sindhi , punjabi , Pathan or Baloch…!! you are choosing Hell here and Hell hereafter, inshallah.

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  • Not me
    May 18, 2012 - 2:32PM

    The PPP government has failed in ensuring safety and security of citizens.
    The Police and Rangers have equally failed

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  • True Muslim Paki
    May 18, 2012 - 2:47PM

    Kick out all Pakhtuns from Pakistan and the problem will stop. Karachi was peaceful before these tribals came in. Let them all go to afghanistan and live there

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  • muddasir shehbaz
    May 18, 2012 - 2:47PM

    I call upon mohajirs to bring peace and take over law and order of the city. Mohajirs should unite now or migrate back to India.

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  • Polpot
    May 18, 2012 - 3:10PM

    How can Pakistan establish peace in Afghanistan when it cannot do the same in Karachi?
    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

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  • May 18, 2012 - 3:25PM

    @someone:
    If Muslims are killing Muslims..then why shame on every Pakistani?

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  • mr. righty rightist
    May 18, 2012 - 3:26PM

    Aaaaah! Muslims.Recommend

  • kdm
    May 18, 2012 - 3:30PM

    For the sake of ALLAH dont vote PPP, MQM and ANP in next elections.

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  • curious
    May 18, 2012 - 4:31PM

    This is very sad news indeed. This violence in Karachi has to end but the billion dollar question is how?

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  • Urdu speaking
    May 18, 2012 - 4:48PM

    @True Muslim Paki
    pakhtun and urdu speaking are both responsible for what is happening in karachi brother. please open your mind and broader your vision.

    @muddasir shehbaz
    mohajirs are here to stay so as everyone. please don’t blame the complete community for the few. baloch blames punjabi’s the leaders are corrupt not every punjabi. everyone is blaming each other. this is not the way to progress.

    @kdm
    yes this is the way to progress

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  • sindhi
    May 18, 2012 - 4:54PM

    This violence is the result of local sindhis not in control of its own resources.

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  • Urdu speaking
    May 18, 2012 - 5:25PM

    one of the biggest problem is that the police refuse to come even when they are near when the firing is going on in the area even for the longer time. they will come well after everything is cleared and park the police mobile there. what their use now? the effective role of police is very important in every city of the world not just Karachi.

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  • Act Now
    May 18, 2012 - 5:45PM

    @Urdu speaking
    Poilce should act now. Total curfew. Shoot on sight and aim to kill. Expropriate all assets of rioters. Also throw the family of rioters in jail. Make the whole family pay and pay very hard. I promise in 24 hours the problems will be solved.

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  • Kanwal
    May 18, 2012 - 5:57PM

    What i dont understand is that why a new wave of violence emerges as soon as something new happens about the local bodies elections?

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  • Syed
    May 18, 2012 - 6:05PM

    What a messed up city. You don’t see these many killings in Lahore or Islamabad.

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  • Noise
    May 18, 2012 - 7:11PM

    People need to quit their petty racist attitudes, all this petty racism is breeding increasing violence with time.

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  • Ali S
    May 18, 2012 - 8:39PM

    @True Muslim Paki:

    The problem isn’t with an ethnic group, it’s with pretty much ALL mainstream political parties in Karachi (MQM, ANP, PPP). Your idea is ridiculous and will only create more ethnic divisions and halt progress in Karachi. I’m a Mohajir and I hardly see any Urdu speaking people who are ready to do labor jobs.

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  • jahandad
    May 18, 2012 - 9:43PM

    @true Muslim Pakistani,,,,,,i think you are neither Muslim or Pakistani,,,pushtoon have been living and doing business through Karachi in collaboration with Sindhi people in peaceful way for thousands of years,,,,,,pushtoon never tried to think of snatching Karachi from Sindhi people,,,,the problem is the one migrated from India 60 years back,because of fear from hindues or gold and silver shining in Karachi,,,,,,,they migrated in the name of Islam Recommend

  • hassan ali
    May 19, 2012 - 12:09AM

    @jahandad sindhis and pashtoons have done nothing for the city only mohajirs have and thats y its the richest city. If others have a problem with it they should leave the cities which mohajirs are so tirelessly trying to build and prosper. I wish peace to all peace loving people from Indian migrated territories in Pakistan.

    I am a Baloch supporting Mohajirs.

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  • True Muslim Paki
    May 19, 2012 - 2:32AM

    Ali, can you please why Karachi has turned violent in the last 5-10 years? I agree not every one is a criminal, but its primarily because of Outsiders & political parties that’s the cause of the mess. Read another report in ET about the flow of arms into Karachi, though there’s nothing new in it, the main reason of arms trafficking is from outside with outside people involvement. I hope you understand what I mean. There’s a huge funding to these groups with khi business communities as well as labour.

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  • DB
    May 19, 2012 - 2:35AM

    @True Muslim Paki:
    You are an Indian plant and are getting votes from fellow Indians. 70% of visitors to ET are in fact Indian.

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