July 26, 2016

Two Pakistan Army personnel killed as vehicle targeted in Karachi

At least two security personnel were killed on Tuesday after unidentified gunmen fired on their vehicle near Parking Plaza in Karachi’s Saddar area.

“They were the soldiers of the security agency who were critically injured,” Karachi police chief Mushtaq Mehar told reporters. “One was later martyred,” he said.

Later, the injured security personnel succumbed to his wounds in hospital.

“We have collected some empty bullet casings of 9mm pistol from the scene, however, further investigations are still underway,” he added.

Police said the soldiers were patrolling a crowded area of the city when their vehicle was attacked.

“The attackers were on a motorcycle and managed to escape through the congested narrow lanes,” senior police officer Raja Umar Khattab told Reuters.

Dr Kaleem Shaikh, at the Jinnah Post Graduate Medical College (JPMC), told AFP the deceased were shot in the head and face.

According to the ISPR, the deceased personnel were identified as Sepoy Abdul Razzaq and Lance Naik Khadim Hussain.

In December last year, masked gunmen riding a motorcycle had shot dead two military policemen at the city’s main MA Jinnah Road.

Witnesses said bike-riding militants took head-shots of the two military police personnel who were sitting inside their vehicle.

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