As three supporters of Ahle Sunnat wal Jamaat (ASWJ) and an Intelligence Bureau officer were laid to rest on Sunday, at least four more people lost their lives in the ongoing violence in Karachi.
The body of a 26-year-old man, identified as Abdul Nafees, was found in Qasba Colony.
In an unrelated incident, a supporter of Pakistan Peoples Party was gunned down in Orangi, said the Iqbal Market police. SHO Rustam said that the victim, identified as 28-year-old Saleem, lived in Shahbaz Nagar and was driving his motorcycle when unidentified men intercepted and shot him near his house.
An eight-year-old boy, identified as Ali, son of Mohammad, was killed after a stray bullet hit him as he was sleeping on the roof of his house in Orangi Town.
Another stray bullet hit and killed a ten-year-old boy, identified as Rizwan.
In an unrelated incident, unidentified men threw a hand grenade at a bungalow in Khayaban-e-Mujahid, within the jurisdiction of the Darakshan police station. SHO Nasarullah said that no loss of life or property occurred as the grenade did not explode. The bungalow belonged to 65-year-old Abdul Qadir, a chemical powder trader. Unidentified suspects threw a hand grenade near a traffic post in Teen Hatti but it did not explode.
Laid to rest
The funeral prayers of three ASWJ men, who were gunned down on Saturday were offered at Siddiq-e-Akbar Masjid in Surjani and they were later buried at a graveyard in the area. The funeral prayer of slain IB officer Syed Qamar Raza was offered on Sunday at an imambargah in Ancholi.
Published in The Express Tribune, July 9th, 2012.
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