1 dead, 3 injured in mosque firing incident in Karachi

Published: February 23, 2014
A crowd had gathered outside the police station demanding the attackers be handed over to them. PHOTO: EXPRESS NEWS

A crowd had gathered outside the police station demanding the attackers be handed over to them. PHOTO: EXPRESS NEWS

KARACHI: One person was killed and three critically injured when assailants opened fire inside a mosque in Aligarh Colony area of Orangi Town on Sunday afternoon, Express News reported.

The incident occurred within the Pirabad police station jurisdiction.

Residents of the area chased the attackers after the incident, capturing one. Police arrived at the scene and took him in custody.

Later, a crowd gathered in front of the police station demanding that the assailant be handed over to the public for punishment.

Deputy Inspector General (DIG) of Police for District West, Javed Alam Odho informed the media that a 9mm pistol was recovered from the culprit and he was under interrogation.

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  • Parvez
    Feb 23, 2014 - 4:43PM

    …..and we still do nothing about the militant madrassas and the hatred shouted from the mosque pulpits on Friday.


  • Troubled
    Feb 23, 2014 - 5:40PM

    A request to the Tribune. Can we have a follow up on this? Who was the attacker? Who was he affiliated with? Who ordered him to do this? What were his motives? What information was gathered from him?

    I remember a few years ago, they recovered a “gunny” bag and the victim inside it was not dead. But there was no follow up. Who tortured him? What were they asking him? Is that man still alive or was he killed off?

    This is called journalism. Its useful and informative.


  • imran ali
    Feb 23, 2014 - 7:09PM

    very soon he will be released …


  • Ishrat salim
    Feb 23, 2014 - 10:01PM

    Good….let citizens law prevail, otherwise he will either be released on bail or will be released by the court due to insufficient evidence……


  • Ssuhninai
    Feb 23, 2014 - 11:15PM

    Shia genocide is full swing supported by foreign elements. People need to be more vigilant.


  • Feb 24, 2014 - 2:27AM

    It was a Shia mosque. Man caught shooting was
    affiliated with terrorists, militants….Any more questions?


  • Naseer
    Feb 24, 2014 - 5:44AM

    He should be interrogated in front of public. Otherwise very soon, the police and the corrupt higher officers in the courts will come to protect this would-be-killer. They will tell the public to keep their mouth shut as their job is to keep dying. They will tell them that they dont understand that it is necessary to protect this would-be-killer’s life and honor. They will cover his face in front of public, and indulge in muk mukka behind the doors.


  • Feb 24, 2014 - 6:23AM


    It is in full swing, but sadly majority of the time its carried out by local elements, regardless of domestic or foreign support…


  • Mirza
    Feb 24, 2014 - 8:03AM

    @Troubled: Many of us can appreciate what you have questioned. However, if the journalist really tells the truth and it is published then it would be the reporter in the next gunny bag. Our Pakistan has been hijacked by the fanatic terrorist Salafi who want to implement their brand of Islam on other main stream Muslims. From the killing of our Jinnah (yes there is evidence that he was killed) to Liaquat Ali, to ZAB, BB, Taseer, Bhatti and many others everybody knows who eliminated them but we never heard any name. These terrorists would never be unmasked. These are the assets who are used to eliminate every popular nationalist leader in the country and people of smaller sects. Gen Zia and his cronies are responsible for this fanaticism.
    Thanks and regards,

  • Mirza
    Feb 24, 2014 - 8:09AM

    “No Muslim would bring in weapons in the mosques and kill other Muslims. They must be foreign agents and non Muslims”
    This used to be a famous line by the defenders of these fanatic terrorists. Why would successive govt keep these culprits unmasked and unidentified? It is very simple to show and prove whether they are Pakistani Muslims or not. Unless the govt itself is protecting and releasing these terrorists.Recommend

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