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Fifteen people killed, six vehicles torched in Karachi

Karachi, Thu, 18 Aug 2011 ANI

Karachi, August 18(ANI): At least 15 more people were killed and some half a dozen vehicles were torched in Karachi as the city's downtown and surrounding areas changed into a battle ground, where gangsters propelled rockets and hurled hand grenades freely, besides engaging in intense exchange of fire.


Former Pakistan People's Party (PPP) MNA Waja Karim Dad and his friend Sadruddin Bhai, who were sitting along with other friends at a hotel located near Jamaat Khana Punjabi Club in the remits of Jackson police station, were shot dead.


Police said that the deceased were breaking their fast when motorcyclists arrived on the spot and opened fire on them, the Daily Times reports.


Later, unidentified armed men, mounted on a motorcycle, opened indiscriminate firing at a food stall, where people were sitting for Aftari near Achi Qabar Mithadar. One person died on the spot while six others received injuries.


The incidents added fuel to an already tense situation persisting in Lyari and the surrounding areas, where five bullet-riddled dead bodies were spotted on Wednesday.


Five out of seven dead bodies found from different areas during the early hours on Wednesday belonged to Lyari.


Police said that three gunny bag bodies were found from a place near Rehmania Masjid, Tariq Road in the limits of Ferozeabad police station. (ANI)


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