| GEO Pakistan|
| 11 killed in fresh Karachi violence|
| Updated at: 0700 PST, Friday, January 08, 2010|
KARACHI: The city was rocked by a fresh spate of violence in which 11 people, including activists of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) and the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP), two women and a child, were gunned down.
The Lyari is still tense. According to police, the firing incidents occurred in Usmanabad, Dhobighat and Hasan Lashkari Village, where eight people including a girl were killed. Also, 12 people were injured in the incident who were rushed to the Civil Hospital.
On Thursday morning, the police recovered the body of Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) activist, Mohammed Amir alias Anda, from Mirza Adam Khan Road. The police said that his head had been severed.
The killing sparked a spate of violence in Lyari and Liaquatabad, claiming the lives of nine other people. These included PPP activist and chairman of All Karachi NGOs Alliance, Nadir Baloch, who was shot dead near Gutter Baghicha in Pak Colony.
Unidentified armed men ransacked a police picket in Pak Colony, while a police mobile was also attacked in the same area. Enraged supporters of the PPP, meanwhile, took the bodies of seven residents of Lyari to the Chief Minister House as part of their protest against ‘targeted killings’ of party workers and supporters. In other developments, the core committee meeting of the PPP and the MQM was deferred indefinitely.
In Orangi Town area, unidentified armed men gunned down 35-year Mustahsan Zaidi, who was activist of a political party.
In Khokhrapar also, 36-year Ismail s/o Ibrahim was shot down.