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Father, son among three killed in ‘sectarian’ attack

By our correspondents
April 09, 2016

JI activist shot dead outside mosque in Pak Colony

Karachi

Three members of the Shia community were gunned down near an imambargah in Buffer Zone on Friday in what appeared to be sectarian attacks.

Taimuria SHO Irfan Ahmed said Shahid Rizvi, his son Ali Sajjad and a relative Syed Hashim Rizvi, residents of Block-20, Samanabad, were leaving the imambargah after offering Friday prayers on a motorcycle when two men, also riding a two-wheeler, intercepted them and fired gunshots at the three men.

They were rushed to the Abbasi Shaheed Hospital, where Shahid and his Sajjad were pronounced dead on arrival while Hashim passed away during treatment.

The three men had suffered multiple bullet wounds to their torsos.

The SHO said the attackers had used a 9mm pistol and five spent bullet shells were found at the crime scene. He added that the three men ran a transport business. Police investigators said the attack was sectarian in nature.

The victims’ funeral prayers were offered at an imambargah in Samanabad and they were buried at Wadiya-e-Hussain, Sohrab Goth.

 

JI activist killed

Earleir in the day, a Jamaat-e-Islami activist was shot dead outside Jamia Masjid Muhammadi in Lasi Para, Pak Colony.

SHO Malik Nawaz said Abdul Waheed, 35, was heading towards a mosque near his home to offer Fajr prayers when three men riding motorcycles fired gunshots at him.

However, Waheed saw them and rushed inside the mosque.

The three men left their motorcycles and followed him into the mosque. They brought him out and none of the worshipper present there tried to stop them.

The three men later gunned down Waheed and escaped. Police arrived there and shifted the body to the Abbasi Shaheed Hospital.

The SHO said Waheed had suffered seven bullet wounds to his chest.

However, he added, police were still searching for the spent bullet shells.

The officer said a few months ago, Waheed’s two younger brothers were also murdered.

 

Weapons found

Rangers found a large quantity of weapons in a raid in Liaquatabad’s Furniture Market.

A Rangers spokesperson said the location of the weapons was disclosed by member of a political party’s militant wing during interrogation.

The paramilitary force raided that place at the Furniture Market in Liaquatabad No 3, and found the weapons, including seven light machine guns, which concealed inside sofas and other furniture.

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