Eid violence: Naval officer killed in North Karachi

Lt. Commander Nafees was investigating the Mehran base attack.

Express August 31, 2011

KARACHI: A Naval officer was shot dead in Karachi on Eid day.

According to police reports, Lt Commander Nasir Nafees was heading home after offering his Zuhur prayers at the Noor Islam mosque in Sector 11, North Karachi when he received fatal bullet wounds.

Police said that at the time Nafees exited the mosque, two groups exchanged fire with each other. Nafees, unfortunately caught in the crossfire.

The incident, which occurred in the remits of Sir Syed police station also claimed the life of a second person, Iqbal Tariq. One person was also reportedly injured.

They were rushed to Abbassi Shaheed Hospital.

Some quarters suggested that Nafees may have been targeted over his role in investigating the Mehran base attack.

Police said that they will be investigating all angles to the incident.

Terror mastermind arrested

The Criminal Investigation Department early Wednesday morning announced that they had arrested a suspected extremist linked to the Tehrik e Taliban Pakistan who allegedly masterminded suicide bombings.

CID Anti-Extremist cell chief, SSP Chaudhry Alsam Khan said that the suspect, Akhtar Ayub, alias Khan was linked to the Fazlullah group of the TTP. Khan said the suspect had been arrested during a raid in SITE area. 25 kilos of explosive materials, along with detonators and other materials used in bombs were recovered from the site.



Mirza | 12 years ago | Reply

I fail to understand that how can a trained navy commander gets caught in a crossfire as if he was the only naive or handicapped person there? All other normal people including both the gang members escaped injuries and got away! May be we are missing something here? Only in Pakistan the crossfires targets specific people who are chief investigators of a major terrorist attack!

Ali | 12 years ago | Reply

@Mirza: Yes, you are right. And many people seem to be ok with that apparently...

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