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Pakistan: Targeted killings

Sunday 21 May 2017, by siawi3


Two police officers shot dead in Karachi

Imtiaz Ali

21.05.2017, Updated 22 minutes ago

Two police personnel were killed and one other was injured on Sunday in a targeted killing in Karachi’s Bahadurabad area, police said.

The two officers were sitting in a police mobile while on duty at the Dawood Round-a-bout in Bahadurbad when unidentified assailants fired at them and fled the scene, Superintendent of Police (SP) Gulshan Ghulam Murtaza Bhutto said.

Three police officers received injuries in the incident and were taken to the hospital, police said. However, Sub-inspector Iftikhar and Head Constable Raja Younis succumbed to their injuries.

Head constable Shehzad remains in a critical condition and is being operated upon, police added.
Funeral prayers of the two officers were attended by the IGP and Sindh Rangers personnel.─DawnNews

Inspector General of Police (IGP) A.D. Khawaja, taking notice of the incident, ordered DIG East to submit a report immediately regarding the episode.

The funeral prayers of the two officers were offered Sunday afternoon at Police Headquarters in Garden House.

The prayers were attended by Khawaja and Sindh Rangers personnel.



TTP Jamaatul Ahrar claims Kohat, Karachi attacks on cops

By Faraz Khan / Our Correspondent

Published: May 21, 2017

Jamaatul Ahrar, a splinter group of Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), has claimed responsibility for the killing of six policemen in Kohat and Karachi late Saturday night.

Four police officials were martyred in Kohat and two others in Karachi in the attacks.

In Kohat attack, SHO Khanullah, additional SHO Tahir Khan, Head Constable Tanveer and Constable Abid Khan were killed, an official told The Express Tribune.

Four police officials martyred in Kohat

ASI Iftikhar, Head Constable Raja Younus were shot dead while Constable Raja Younus sustained injuries when their police van came under attack in Dhoraji locality of New Town, Karachi.

Following the incident, a contingent of police and Rangers arrived at the scene and cordoned the area in Karachi. Similarly, in Kohat, law enforcers also started a search operation but no arrests have been made thus far.

Taking notice of the attack, Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah and Sindh IG AD Khowaja directed the authorities concerned to take arrest those responsible for the act.