Mobile franchise attack: Two gunned down in Karachi

A security guard and a woman killed, three others injured in attack on Telenor franchise in Nazimabad area.

Web Desk January 31, 2012

KARACHI: A security guard and a woman were killed when unidentified gunmen opened fire at Telenor's franchise in the Nazimabad area of Karachi on Tuesday, reported Express News.

Three other people sustained injuries in the incident and have been shifted to a hospital.

The police reached the franchise to investigate into the incident. SP North Nazimabad Chaudhry Asad said that four men came to the franchise on two motorcycles and opened fire at it with 9mm pistols.

The police said that it was planned attack.

The attacks on mobile franchises have been on the rise in the city. Last year in December, two people died when two men opened fire at a Telenor outlet Shahra-e-Noorjahan.

In other incident earlier this year, a Mobilink outlet was targeted and an explosive device was used in the attack in the Hyderi area of North Nazimabad.

Although the Crime Investigation Department (CID) has arrested a man they said was responsible for the franchise attacks they had also warned that there might be more.

Meanwhile, a man lost his life when gunmen reportedly opened fire at a passenger bus at Nagan Chowrangi of the North Nazimabad area of Karachi.

SP Asad, talking to media, denied the media reports and said that the bus, numbered 4k, had hit three motorcycles resulting in the incident.

"There was no firing incident," he said while adding that the bus has been taken to the police station and the injured shifted to the Abbasi Shaheed Hospital.


Ambreen | 9 years ago | Reply

@ADD CREATURE: Thats what i m trying to say Bhata Mafia is invovled in these killings not religious extremists, U r trying to spread hate and propagating by putting blame on religious groups by giving a lame example of Telephone companies

ADD CREATURE | 9 years ago | Reply @ colonel yes as long as you reserve the right of all the intellect in this world how can anyone know even a piece of it. bro u have to understand the realty before it’s too late and these people start coming to your home to force their hardliner views. just for your info almost all bhatta mafia operates under the umbrella of political parties. I know either u guys dnt live in Karachi or not even in Pakistan. caz even a kid know how bhatta is collected in Karachi. SO plzzzzzzz
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