Seven people killed in Karachi violence
Thu, 07 Jan, 2010 | Muharram 20, 1431
KARACHI: At least seven people have been shot dead and several others injured in a firing incident in Karachi.
According to the police, violence erupted after the body of an MQM worker packed in a gunny bag was found in Chakiwara area of Lyari.
A senior police official told DawnNews that Lyari gangsters are trying create friction between the Baloch and Urdu speaking communities and the main agenda of the violence to sow their influence in the area.
Police said gangsters opened fire in the Ranchore Line, Lyari and other areas of the city.
According to security force the situation is now under control and they are patrolling the affected areas.
After the violence a restaurant was torched in Goli Maar area of the city.
Prime Minister Gilani has taken serious notice of target killing and directed immediate inquiry and arrest of culprits. -DawnNews
Death toll in Karachi firing climbs to 8
KARACHI: At least eight people were killed and nine others wounded in different incidents of firing at Garden Town in Karachi on Thursday.
While another man was gunned down in Orangi Town.
Following the firing incidents, shops and business activities were suspended in the troubled areas.
According to police, the firing incidents began when a beheaded body was found in Garden area. The deceased was later identified as Aamir.
Meanwhile, his death triggered incidents of firing reported in Usman Abad, Dhobi Gath and Eid Gah areas.
So far eight dead bodies have been brought to different hospitals of the city.
There is no presence of police or rangers in the troubled areas while narrow street lanes make is impossible for armored vehicle to enter the area.
While on the other hand, police remains mum on the firing incidents. They said that no details could be given until the situation was unclear.