KARACHI – The country’s financial hub remained under a spell of violence as 14 more people, including a religious leader, were killed in separate targeted attacks across the port city on Thursday as Sindh Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah announced to carry out a “grand operation” to wipe out terrorism and restore peace in Karachi.
Police said unidentified armed men on a motorcycle opened fire on a vehicle on the main Shahrah-e-Faisal near Nursery Bridge, killing three people on the spot.
Police said the dead were identified as Mufti Abdul Majeed, Mufti Muhammad Salih and Hisaan Ali Shah. Mufti Abdul Majeed Deenpuri was a religious scholar at Jamia Binoria.
Rescue workers rushed to the spot and moved the bodies to a nearby hospital.
Earlier, police recovered six bodies packed in gunny bags from various parts of the city.
Another two bullet-riddled bodies were found near Askari Park in Pak Colony and University Road areas. Three more bodies were discovered packed in gunny bags in Qaimkhani Colony of Baldia Town late on Wednesday night.
The men had been were kidnapped the other day, tortured and then killed.
Police claimed that unidentified people threw the bodies from a car near Baho Chowk. It said that all the three were abducted from Orangi Town area on Tuesday at 6pm.
Another body was found near Timber Market located in Old City area.
Meanwhile, a man was gunned down near Habib Ground in Landhi. The deceased was identified as 24-year-old Danish. Unidentified gunmen also killed another two people in Surjani Town near the northern bypass.