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Pakistan: Four more shot dead; 75 suspects held in Karachi


KARACHI, (The News): Violent crimes, which remained in full swing in Pakistanís largest city, claimed the lives of four more people including policemen in different parts of the city on Sunday.

Armed motorcyclists opened fire at some policemen in Haroonabad, SITE-B. As a result, constables Raja Khan and Zohaib Khan of the Sindh Reserve Police suffered multiple bullet wounds and died on the spot.

Sub-Divisional Police Officer Syed Ali Asif said an operation was launched in Jehanabad area to arrest the culprits.

Later it was reported that the operation yielded at least 75 suspects, who are under interrogation right now, however violent crime died hard in metropolis as victims fell one after another into the pools of their own blood.

In one of the incidents, Abdul Ghafoor, 35, left the house in his pick-up truck. When he was approaching New Sabzi Mandi on the Super Highway, two men on a motorcycle opened fire on him.

The injured was taken to the Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre where he was pronounced dead upon arrival. The victim had suffered a bullet to the head.

Following the incident, traders of New Sabzi Mandi protested on the highway with Ghafoorís body. The traders demanded immediate arrest of the killers.

Sachal Station House Officer Goga Saqib said Ghafoor was a resident of Bhittaiabad and a driver by profession. He said the deceased hailed from Larkana.

Iqbal Kutchhi left the house with some members of the Kutchhi community. They came across a group of people near Moosa Lane, Baghdadi where the two groups broke into a clash.

Iqbal was injured during an exchange of fire and taken to a private hospital where he succumbed to his injuries during treatment.

His associates took his body away without completing any legal formalities. Police said the victim was a resident of Gharib Shah.

A man was killed when two groups clashed on Shah Abdul Latif Bhittai Road, Lyari. Baghdadi police said members of the Sunny and Sheraz Comrade groups fired gunshots at each other. Twenty-seven-year-old Ibrahim Patni, a member of the Sunny group, was killed in the crossfire. His body was taken to the Civil Hospital.

A manís bullet-riddled body was found under the Miran Naka bridge in Shershah.

The victim was identified as Kamran, a resident of Lyari.;-75-suspects-held

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