ANP workers among 5 gunned down in Orangi Town firing incident

Two ANP workers among dead in Orangi. 100kg explosives laden vehicle found in Mauripur.

Web Desk February 20, 2014
Firing incident in MPR colony of Orangi Town leaves 4 dead. PHOTO: FILE

KARACHI: A firing incident in MPR colony of Orangi Town left two Awami National Party (ANP) workers among five people dead, Express News reported.

The deceased, Nazimullah and Dr Israr were both associated with the ANP,  ANP spokesperson Bashir Jan confirmed.

In addition to the two ANP workers, a total of five people died in the incident including a 12-year-old child.

According to police sources, the assailants approached on 2 motorcycles and were armed with 9mm pistols and Kalashnikov rifles.

The assailants were able to escape after the attack.

Explosives found

A vehicle laden with 100 kilogrammes of explosive material was found in the Mauripur area, Express News reported Thursday night.

The raid was conducted by the personnel from the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) and other security agencies. Two suspects associated with a militant group were also arrested during the raid.

According to sources, a top level Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) personality was the intended target of the attack.

According to intelligence sources, the vehicle and explosive apparatus found were similar to those used in the Abbas Town attacks last year.

The explosive device in the vehicle was disabled.


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