Karachi violence: 10 killed in separate incidents

Published: June 19, 2011
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A Pakistani policeman stands guard on a street in a tense area of Karachi on June 14, 2011. A fresh wave of violence blamed on political and ethnic tensions killed over 20 people in Pakistan's biggest city of Karachi overnight, officials said. PHOTO: AFP

A Pakistani policeman stands guard on a street in a tense area of Karachi on June 14, 2011. A fresh wave of violence blamed on political and ethnic tensions killed over 20 people in Pakistan's biggest city of Karachi overnight, officials said. PHOTO: AFP

KARACHI: 10 people were killed in incidents of firing in Karachi on Sunday while three were injured.

Eight of the victims have not been identified.

The bullet-ridden bodies of three young men were found near Lyari. The bodies had been tied up in sacks. Unidentified people had abducted the victims and killed them.

Another sack containing a male body was found in Kakri ground in Lyari while bodies were also recovered in Qasba colony, New Karachi.

Firing incidents also occured in the Gul Bahaar area and also near the Northern Bypass.

Police officials say that the bodies have been handed over to the Edhi foundation for identification.

The foundation will work towards contacting the victims’ families.

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Reader Comments (9)

  • Andrea
    Jun 19, 2011 - 4:33PM

    I hope those people bad mouthng the Rangers now understand what they are up against. People want to support criminals instead of the law enforecement and security.Recommend

  • Rehan
    Jun 19, 2011 - 4:34PM

    Another day in a screwed up land. No law and order while our government spends all our cash and the military dances with bangles on.Recommend

  • bestfromeast
    Jun 19, 2011 - 5:17PM

    time for a month of complete shutter down strikeRecommend

  • Syed
    Jun 19, 2011 - 7:01PM

    @ Andrea,
    please refrain from speaking on a topic on which you have no information about of ground realities.Recommend

  • safir
    Jun 19, 2011 - 8:22PM

    why no one care about karachi killings why they dont make some commission on this
    we are not pakistanis if khrotabad and salim shezad murder become a so importent what
    these innicent peoples of karachi being killing last therty years and no one seems to care.Recommend

  • Jun 19, 2011 - 9:34PM

    After ANP-MQM-PPP concensus mutual agreement on upper and street levels that they will do watch and ward for such killings and remove all banners and Graffiti from the city walls, this repeat incidents are worry-some to all.

    Looks like a 3rd party – probably RAW of India has a hand for such subotage activities to ignite the ethical enimity and put oil on the fire.

    It is not only the responsibility of police but also the people in general who should also keep a close watch around them and if they found any doubtful person, they should be immediately handed over to Police – Rangers for questioning.

    Remember India has bent upon to revenge Mumbai attack, which was neither conspired by Pakistan nor it had any hands in it. It may be any individual activity.

    Regards

    Dr. Saleem Siddiqi
    Johannesburg – South AfricaRecommend

  • Salman Orangiwala
    Jun 19, 2011 - 9:40PM

    @ Andrea , ever wondered why there is an escalated surge of violence whenever Rangers futile presence is questioned or about to be questioned .?

    Outsiders should think twice before commenting on Karachi .Recommend

  • M
    Jun 19, 2011 - 9:42PM

    Lots of ambulances in front of Rabia City and Pehlwan Goth… Sadly, the toll might go up. Recommend

  • Pakistani
    Jun 19, 2011 - 9:57PM

    @Andrea: Only indian nation is the ultimate human loving, peaceful and pious right?. Your nation supports a hindu EXTREMIST leader like Thaakrey, why would you do that if we support people like Hafiz Saeed who has done nothing bad to us. Get yourself some background than come to us with your suggestions, opinions, comments and advices because so far your background that does not gives you a credibility more than that of an enemyRecommend

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