Gunmen kill 3 policemen in Karachi
IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency
Islamabad, April 5, IRNA -- Gunmen have shot dead three policemen in the Pakistani port city of Karachi, police said Thursday.
Police said that unknown armed miscreants opened fire on a police mobile deployed at a small flourmill in the PIB Colony area late Wednesday night.
The gunmen fled after the incident. They also took away arms of the policemen. A sub-inspector is among those dead.
The injured cops were shifted to a hospital where they died of wounds.
No group claimed responsibility for the attack.
A police officer said they are investigating motives behind the incident. Police sources described the incident as a terror act.
Karachi has been in the grip of political, ethnic and sectarian violence for weeks, claiming lives of scores of people including political activists.
Meanwhile the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan has expressed concern over the latest cycle of violence and utter breakdown of law and order in Karachi, urging the government and main political parties to work together to find a way out.
Frequent calls for strikes and the violence they entail have led to loss of life, as well as considerable financial loss. The violence in the city has killed more than 300 people during the current year.
Countless others have been unable to go to work or leave their homes because of fears regarding their safety. Nearly 1,800 people were killed in violence in 2011.
Islamic Republic News Agency/IRNA NewsCode: 80062791
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