KARACHI: Countless claims later the menace of ‘target killing’ remains alive in Karachi. Three incidents on Sunday claimed two lives, one Deputy Superintendent of the Sindh Police’s (DSP) Traffic Department and a civilian were killed while another DSP escaped unscathed.
According to the police’s initial investigation report the assailant’s first target was Sajid Sheikh a civilian who was targeted in Kaneez Fatima Society.
The second attack took place on DSP Traffic Faiz Shigri who was targeted as he stepped out of his apartment near Aladdin Park. The investigation report states the attackers fired seventeen bullets on Shigri’s vehicle.
In a third incident, target killers attacked DSP Zafar Hussain as he was traveling on University Road however the police official escaped unhurt.
According to the initial investigation, law enforcers recovered 19 bullet casings from the first two locations. The report adds that the attackers were riding two motorcycles, while an eye witness claims they were riding four motorcycles.
In September, assailants targeted and killed a Sub Inspector (SI) of the Traffic Department near Five Star Chowrangi. Earlier in May two policemen had been gunned down while performing duties near Ayesha Manzil. In earlier incidents the assailants had fled with the policemen’s official issued weapon.
The menace of target killing has plagued Karachi for years; at its worst multiple people were being killed in the city in a single day. While the frequency has been controlled by the ongoing operation in Karachi and through efforts of law enforcement agencies, the menace remains.
The CPLC confirmed to Geo.tv, that till the 14th of November, 430 people had been killed in the city. The fewest number of people were killed in March when 29 people lost their lives and the most number of people were killed in June when attackers silenced 50 lives.
Source:Target killing investigation report ready, attackers modus operandi unchanged