Four killed amid rocket attacks in Karachi
AGENCIES KARACHI ANGRY people of violencehit Lyari area of the metropolis on Friday clashed with police resulting in deaths of four more, at least two rockets were also fired by unknown miscreants, DawnNews reported.
According to sources, people were protesting against a raid allegedly by Crime Investigation Department (CID) police at the residence of People’s Aman Committee (PAC) leader Uzair Baloch.
Sources said CID police raided house of Uzair Baloch early in the morning and allegedly harassed his family members when they did not find him at home. Protests then started in Lyari Town including Lee Market, Aath Chowk and Chakiwara.
A man identified as Hanif was killed and his teenage daughter Afshan and another child were wounded in a hand grenade attack by miscreants at his house in Hass Pora building in limits of Napier Police Station.
A schoolteacher identified as Iftikhar was shot dead in an earlier firing incident in the Baldia town area of Lyari.
A young man identified as Hayat Gul was shot dead by unidentified gunmen at Miranaka in jurisdiction of Chakiwara police station.
Sporadic firing injured at least ten people as well.
Bodies and injured were shifted to the Civil Hospital.
Frequent aerial firing forced owners to shut shops and small businesses. Mobs pelted vehicles with stones and blocked main roads leading to Lyari by burning tyres and placing hurdles.
Heavy contingents of police and rangers has been deployed in the affected areas to control the law and order situation.
Meanwhile, in a separate incident, as many as thirteen labourers of a construction firm were abducted in broadday light in Pakistan’s Balochistan province, a media report said on Friday.
The kidnappings took place in Dera Bugti district on Thursday, reported the Dawn daily.
A group of labourers were building a road when armed men surrounded them.
Three labourers were beaten up when they resisted.
The injured labourers were left behind, while 13 labourers were whisked away.