Gunman kills 4 policemen in Pakistan's Karachi

Gunman opened fire on a police vehicle in an eastern neighborhood of Karachi.

Gunman kills 4 policemen in Pakistan's Karachi

World Bulletin / News Desk

Four police officers died on Monday when a gunman opened fire on their vehicle in the eastern neighborhood of Karachi, the commercial capital of Pakistan.

"Gunmen riding motorcycles opened fire on a security vehicle that was on patrolling duty in the Ibrahim Haidri area," Munir Shaikh, a Karachi police chief told the Anadolu Agency. "As a result, all four policemen died on the spot."

No group has so far claimed the responsibility for the attack which occurred in a neighborhood notorious for gangsters and drug traffickers.

Dr Seemi Jamali, the director of a local hospital, told reporters that all four victims were dead on arrival.

"They had received multiple bullet wounds, and died on the spot," he said.

Karachi, a port city of 18 million people, has a 29-year history of political, ethnic and sectarian violence.

Police and a paramilitary force have launched a massive crackdown on criminals and Taliban militants in the last four months.

Around 30 security personnel have also been killed.

Last Mod: 04 Şubat 2014, 10:07
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