15 more killed in Karachi violence

At least 15 people were killed in the past 24 hours in Karachi while death toll from Tuesday night’s bomb blasts rose to 7 on Wednesday. The city’s business activities came to a grinding halt on Wednesday following a strike call by Jamaat-i-Islami (JI).

By Rehan Siddiqui

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Published: Thu 20 Sep 2012, 9:27 PM

Last updated: Fri 3 Apr 2015, 1:41 PM

According to police and hospital sources, 10 people including, a Federal Investigation Agency official, an officer of Education Department, believed to be a member of the Awami National Party and three Muttahida Qaumi Movement supporters became victims of target killings on Tuesday night.

A police officer was gunned down on Wednesday while on a patrol duty. The call by the JI was given against the killing of one of its leaders, Dr Pervez Mehmood and a blasphemous movie made in the US.

Hundreds of JI workers roamed the main thoroughfares and localities of the city that was also backed by the city traders who pulled their shutters down in support of the strike and in protest against extortion gangs who have forced hundreds of traders to leave the country and settle abroad.


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