11 shot dead at Karachi rallyMay 22nd, 2012 - 9:16 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 22 (IANS) Unidentified armed men opened fire at a political rally in the Pakistani port city of Karachi, killing at least 11 people and injuring more than 30, a media report said.
Violence erupted when the “Mohabbat Sindh” rally, organised by the Awami Tehreek party and the People’s Amn Committee, reached the old city area, Geo News reported.
A reporter and a cameraman of a private news channel were among the injured.
Several shops and vehicles were set ablaze by the attackers.
Senior police official Shaukat Ali told Geo News that a search operation has been launched in the areas through which the rally passed.
A deceased woman was identified as Ghazala Batool, an employee of Pakistan International Airlines.
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