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Nine gunned down Surge in killings across Karachi
[Dawn] Nine people, including three unidentified youths and two activists of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement
...English: United National Movement, generally known as MQM, is the 3rd largest political party and the largest secular political party in Pakistain with particular strength in Sindh. From 1992 to 1999, the MQM was the target of the Pak Army's Operation Cleanup leaving thousands of urdu speaking civilians dead...
, were bumped off in different targeted attacks on Friday, police said.

The three youths' bodies stuffed in gunny bags were found at around 7am in an auto-rickshaw parked outside gate No. 4 of the Bloody Karachi
...formerly the capital of Pakistain, now merely its most important port and financial center. It may be the largest city in the world, with a population of 18 million, most of whom hate each other and many of whom are armed and dangerous...
Zoological Garden within the jurisdiction of the Garden cop shoppe.

Police shifted the bodies to the Civil Hospital Bloody Karachi without removing the gunny bags. "The bodies have not yet been identified by anyone but they look like ethnic Baloch from their appearance and features," said Garden ASP Mufakir Adeel.

"We've obtained fingerprints of the bodies for the purpose of identification," he said. The victims' ages ranged from 24 to 28 years and they had been shot in the head with a single bullet each, he said, adding there were no other torture marks on the bodies.

The auto-rickshaw bearing registration number D-84687 had been snatched in a locality falling within the remit of the Nabi Bukhsh cop shoppe on Wednesday night and the incident had been reported to police.

Sources in the civil hospital said the bodies were trussed up and their mouths were gagged with a tape. It seemed the victims had been put to death immediately after their kidnapping somewhere in the old city area, said police.

The bodies were shifted to the Edhi morgue after having undergone medico-legal formalities at the hospital.

Earlier, two MQM activists were bumped off in different incidents by gunnies in the old city area of Napier late on Thursday night.

Two more activists of the MQM were bumped off on Friday.

According to police, Mohammad Safeer, 20, was hit in the head while standing outside his house in Ibrahim Villas within the remit of the Al-Falah cop shoppe late on Thursday night. He was rushed to the Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre where he died on Friday morning.

The station house officer of the Al-Falah cop shoppe, Sarfaraz Gondal, said the victim was a second year student of intermediate and an active member of the MQM. Tension gripped the Al Falah locality after the killing.

The other MQM activist was rubbed out by cycle of violence-riding assailants at Nishan-e-Haider Chowk in Sector 11 of Orangi Town within the remit of the Pakistain Bazaar cop shoppe on Friday.

Nasir Fareed, 35, was passing through the area on his cycle of violence when he came under attack. He was taken to the Abbasi Shaheed Hospital where he was pronounced dead.
He's dead, Jim!
on arrival. He had suffered two gunshot wounds, said police.

The victim lived in Madina Colony, Sector 11 of Orangi Town and was worker of MQM's unit 120, said police.

Shops and markers were shuttered after the killing.

Labourer bumped off

A labourer who had recently arrived in the city from Swat
...a valley and an administrative district in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province of Pakistain, located 99 mi from Islamabad. It is inhabited mostly by Pashto speakers. The place has gone steadily downhill since the days when Babe Ruth was the Sultan of Swat...
was killed in New Muzaffarabad Colony near Tauheedi Mosque in the Quaidabad area on Friday.

Iqbal Zada, 28, was walking homewards after offering Friday prayers when the attackers, lying in wait for him in the street, opened fire on him and fled, said police.

The victim suffered fatal gunshot wounds and was struck down in his prime. Police said the dear departed was a labourer and had arrived in the city just two weeks ago from Swat.

Rickshaw driver rubbed out

A rickshaw driver, Sarmandh Khan, 30, was rubbed out by gunnies in Mianwali Colony of Pirabad area on Friday when he was passing through the area in his tri-wheeler.

The victim was taken to the Abbasi Shaheed Hospital where he died before getting medial help. He lived in Islamia Colony and belonged to Swat, said police, suspecting the murder might be an offshoot of a personal enmity.

Estate agent killed

An estate agent, Jehanzeb Khan, 50, was killed by cycle of violence-riding attackers in Janjal Goth in Shorab Goth area on Friday when he was going somewhere on his bike.

The victim suffered two gunshot wounds and was struck down in his prime. His body was shifted to the Abbasi Shaheed Hospital for medico-legal formalities.

Police said the killing appeared to be linked to the victim's trade as he had been into several property related disputes. He was father of six and had come from Bajaur, said police.

Motorcycle-riders kill man

A man was killed by cycle of violence-riding assailants in Machhar Colony within the remit of the Docks cop shoppe on Friday night.

Jehanzaib, 45, who was a driver by profession and father of two, suffered two fatal wounds and died before he could be taken to a hospital, said police.

The victim had married out of his community, SHO Madad Ali Zardari said, citing it as a possible motive for the killing.

Police shifted the body to the Civil Hospital Bloody Karachi for medico-legal formalities.
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