Political activist among three killed in city violence
KARACHI: Three people, including a political worker belonging to the Karachi Muzafati Organising Committee (KMOC) of Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM), were killed in separate acts of violence here on Thursday.
A KMOC member was killed and two others were injured in an armed attack at Khadim Hussain Solangi Goth situated in Ahsanabad within the precincts of Sohrab Goth police station.
According to police, two unidentified armed pillion riders opened targeted fire at a teashop, resultantly, three people, including a 30-year-old Sabghatullah son of Bilal, the committee member, 29-year-old Ali Hassan Magsi, son of Allah Dino, Incharge and 26-year-old Abdul Hameed, son of Mauj Ali, received bullet wounds. They were rushed to the Abbasi Shaheed Hospital (ASH) for treatment, where Sabghatullah succumbed
to his injuries.
The police said that the victim and injured were residing in the same area where incident happened. They said that ongoing killing of political workers could be the motive behind the incident. However, further investigation was underway.
Separately, a man was killed
at sector 16, Orangi Town within
the limits of Pakistan Bazaar
A police official said that Salamat Ullah, 34, son of Nizamat Ullah, was killed by unidentified armed riders near his house. The body was brought to ASH for an autopsy. The deceased was
the father of three children
and a labourer.
Meanwhile, a man was killed near his house in Landhi Sector 1 near fire brigade office within the limits of Landhi police station.
An official said Altaf Hussain, 31, son of Abdul Jaleel, was returning home after closing his chicken shop. As he reached near his house, two armed riders shot him dead and escaped. The body was shifted to the Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre (JPMC) for an autopsy.