Target killing: Two traffic police personnel shot dead in Karachi

Orangi division SP says killings are a reaction to ongoing operation in the city.

Faraz Khan June 30, 2014

KARACHI: Two traffic police personnel were shot dead in Orangi Town in what is believed to be target killing in reaction to law enforcement agencies’ operation against militants in Karachi.

The traffic police personnel were on duty at Orangi Town No 5 when two armed men on a motorcycle opened fire at them. The assailants managed to flee after the incident.

“They were busy in their routine duty when the incident took place,” said Orangi division SP Sajid Sadozai.

The victims were shot multiple times. They were immediately taken to Abbasi Shaheed Hospital where both succumbed to their injuries.

Both the victims were posted at the Orangi Town Traffic Police Section.

Police officials said that they cannot rule out the possibility of the involvement of militants behind the attack.

“Apparently, the militants are busy taking revenge of killings and arrests by law enforcers,” says Sadozai. “Traffic police is the soft target.”


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