19 killed in Karachi violence

April 30th, 2009 - 12:14 am ICT by ANI  

Karachi, Apr. 29 n(ANI): At least 19 people were killed and 22 others injured in acts of violence in different parts of Karachi today.

While enraged people torched several vehicles in various parts of the city.

According to The News, shops and markers started to close early as the violence spread from one place to another.

The process of unending firing erupted in North Karachi where two activists of Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) were found shot dead.

The police and rangers personnel, who reached the scene to calm down the situation, also caught up in the firing in which a Sub-inspector Moinur Rehman, Head Constable Sajjad and six others were injured.

In another incident, unknown persons set 10 vehicles ablaze while a 40-year-old Juma Khan was also killed.

In Sarjani Town and Shah Faisal Colony, unidentified gunmen shot dead two more persons, yet to be identified.

Security forces arrested 21 persons during a search operation launched in Khawaja Ajmir Nagri. Besides, more violence incidents were reported in Samanabad, Al-Asif Square and Hyderi.(ANI)

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