Thursday, January 21, 2010

Two killed in Karachi Fresh violence

At least two people have been killed while six others sustained injuries as violence erupted in various areas of the metropolis on Wednesday.

Moreover, four vehicles were set on fire by the angry mob in different parts of the city.

As per details, unknown armed men opened fire at the office of a construction company situated in Gulistan-e-Jauhar block 19, killing Zareen Khan and injuring Wali Muhammad. The victims were shifted to a private hospital near stadium road.

Police officials said initial investigation suggests that it was a business dispute, however, an inquiry is underway in this regard.

Separately, two people were injured when unknown assailants opened fire on them. They were later shifted to nearby hospital. However, condition of one injured was termed critical.

After the incident, some unidentified gunmen started aerial firing, forcing the shops to close down.

Furthermore, heavy contingent of police was deployed in the affected areas to maintain the law and order condition.

Aerial firing incidents were also reported in different parts of the city including Shah Faisal Colony, Landhi, Qaidabad, Esa Nagri, Abul Hasan Ispahani Road, Sohrab Goth, Rashid Minhas Road and Hasan Square.

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