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Ten more fall prey to targeted killing in Karachi.

January 10, 2010
updated on 12.01.2010 by alertpak
By Imran Ayub || Monday, 11 Jan, 2010 || Courtesy : DAWN.

Doctors treat an injured policeman who suffered wounds in a firing incident in Karachi’s Pak Colony on Saturday. –Online

KARACHI: Ten more people, including political activists, were killed in different parts of the city on Sunday, as law-enforcement agencies remained unable to control the recent spate of killings.

The tight measures taken for the security of President Asif Ali Zardari and visiting British foreign minister David Milliband in the city could not prevent the incidents of abduction and killing.

Most of these killings, however, were reported in the early hours of Sunday or after sunset.

Two young men were shot dead by unidentified attackers outside a restaurant in Sector 32-D of Korangi.

The Korangi Industrial Area police said that Sabit Hussain, 26, and Mohammad Rizwan, 30, were sitting outside Sharjah Restaurant when two men riding a motorbike arrived and opened fire on them.

Six more shot dead in Karachi. Situation under control or to be worsening ??

KARACHI: The ongoing spell of target killings and firing incidents claimed more six lives in Karachi, raising the death toll in last 24 hours to 13, Geo News reported Sunday.

According to police sources, at least 41 people have lost their lives during the last four days in various areas of the city.

The bodies of two unidentified men were found near Malir River in the limits of Shah Latif police station; they were shot down.

Syed Ikhlaq–an activist of a political party—has been gunned down in Nazimabad Khamosh colony and 20-year Zeeshan s/o Noman was killed in Old Haji Camp firing incident.

Body of Irfan Lahoti was found from Idgah area; the deceased is said to hail from a group based in Liyari.

In Sarjani Town also, some unidentified men killed a man Shahid Iqbal with gunshots.

Latest four more people died in sporadic incidents of violence in various parts of Karachi on Sunday, DawnNews reported. Nine people were killed in target killings in Karachi on Saturday, raising tensions between coalition partners Pakistan People’s Party and the Muttahida Qaumi Movement. Tensions were high, with the MQM threatening to quit the ruling coalition both at the centre and in Sindh. A total of 31 people have lost their lives since Thursday as gun battles and aerial fire shook large swathes of the city’s old quarter. Security personnel also came under fire. The situation in Lyari, Pak Colony, Ranchore Line, Garden and Kharadar was being described as tense by law enforcement agencies.

Courtesy : Dawn, The International News & Other Agencies.