KARACHI: Despite the ongoing targeted operation against criminals in Karachi, at least seven people were killed in seven different incidents of violence in the city, Express News reported on Wednesday.
The sudden spike in violence has claimed at least 17 lives in total since yesterday.
Express News correspondent Wasiq Muhammad reported today that one person was killed and another injured after unidentified persons fired outside SM Law College near the Sindh Secretariat. The deceased was identified as a rickshaw driver, Saeed Shah.
According to Saddar Town SP Salman Syed, Shah had eloped with a girl a week ago. After the girl ran away from home to get married in a court, her father had registered a kidnapping case against Shah.
The injured man was identified as a newspaper hawker named Asif. According to reports, Shah was the target of the attack, while Asif was caught in the crossfire. However, this has not been confirmed by the police.
In a separate incident earlier today, an unknown person slit the throat of Bilawal Ghullam Shabbir, killing him on the spot. The attack occurred on Khayaban-e-Roomi.
Five others were also killed in incidents of firing in Gulshan-e-Maymar, Bilal Colony in Korangi, Manghopir, Orangi Town and on Native Jetty bridge.
The deceased from the attack in Korangi was identified as 40-year-old Razzak. The identities of the others are not known.
Rangers conducted a search operation in Qasba Colony of Orangi Town and arrested five terrorists belonging to a banned outfit on Wednesday afternoon.
Hand grenades, detonators and explosives were also seized from their possession.
According to a Rangers colonel, these terrorists were involved in target killings as well as planting explosives in stolen rickshaws.
The arrested men originate from North Waziristan and had come to Karachi to seek refuge during the ongoing army operation.
Express News screengrab of the five terrorists that were arrested.
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