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Violent crimes in Karachi claim 5 lives.

KARACHI -- Violent crimes, which remained in full swing in Pakistan's largest city, claimed the lives of five more people including policemen in different parts of the city on Monday.

Armed motorcyclists opened fire at some policemen in Haroonabad, SITE-B. As a result, constables Raja Khan and Zohaib Khan of the Sind Reserve Police suffered multiple bullet wounds and died on the spot.

In one of the incidents, Abdul Ghafoor, 35, left the house in his pick-up truck. When he was approaching New Sabzi Mandi on the Super Highway, two men on a motorcycle opened fire on him.

The injured was taken to the Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre where he was pronounced dead upon arrival. The victim had suffered a bullet to the head.

Following the incident, traders of New Sabzi Mandi protested on the highway with Ghafoor's body. The traders demanded immediate arrest of the killers.

Sachal Station House Officer Goga Saqib said Ghafoor was a resident of Bhittaiabad and a driver by profession. He said the deceased hailed from Larkana.

Police said tortured body of a 22-year-old girl was found dumped on a garbage heap in Korangi Sector 32-A this morning.

Officials said the girl, who could not be identified, was slaughtered with a sharp-edged weapon after being tortured.

Meanwhile, 25-year-old Danish was shot dead in his puncture shop in Gharib Abad area where unknown biker riders targeted him.

Sub-Divisional Police Officer Syed Ali Asif said an operation was launched in Jahanabad area to arrest the culprits.

Later it was reported that the operation yielded at least 75 suspects, who are under interrogation right now, however violent crime died hard in metropolis as victims fell one after another into the pools of their own blood.
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Publication:The Frontier Star (Northwest Frontier Province, Pakistan)
Geographic Code:9PAKI
Date:Mar 19, 2013
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