Firing outside Express Media office, 2 injured

Nawaz Sharif takes notice of the attack, demands immediate report.


Web Desk August 16, 2013
A view of police officers reaching the Express News office. PHOTO: JAHANZAIB HAQUE

KARACHI: A woman and a guard were injured when four unknown armed persons on motorcycles opened fire at the Express Media office, Express News reported on Friday.

The injured guard and woman were shifted to a nearby hospital for treatment.

Despite being notified, police officials took 40 minutes to reach the site of the incident.

It is estimated that they sprayed 20-22 bullets at the office building.


Road leading up to the Express Office main gate, teeming with security officials. PHOTO: JAHANZAIB HAQUE

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif took notice of the incident and demanded immediate report on the attack at the Express Media office.

He also said that he hoped for speedy recovery of the injured.

President Asif Ali Zardari has also taken notice of and strongly condemned the attack on the Express Media office.

The Chief Minister of Sindh, Qaim Ali Shah took notice of the incident.


Security forces show up at the Express Media office. PHOTO: JAHANZAIB HAQUE

Suspects

Sketches of two suspects believed to be involved in the attack have been released.



Eyewitness account 

"There were four people on two motorbikes, the drivers were wearing helmets. The two passengers got off and opened fire directly at the guards outside the office. After they fired, they left in the direction of Baloch Colony."



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