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.