KARACHI: A man was shot dead on Monday night in a suspicious targeted killing in North Karachi, Police said.
As per police, some unidentified assailants opened fire on him on the Manghopir Road and fled, the man, Ameer Buksh, who was on his way on a motorcycle, officials said he received multiple bullet wounds and was immediately moved to the hospital where he was declared dead by doctors upon his arrival.
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Police officials said, it was not known the original intent for the murder, adding that the incident appears to be a targeted killing as the attackers did not snatch his mobile or cash. Officials further said that the police have reported a case and inquiry into the murder was also initiated.
Earlier on January 12, Karachi police claimed to have apprehended three kidnappers and recovered three children from the suspects’ custody. District West’s Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Fida Hussain Janwary said acting upon furtive information a police team conducted a targeted raid in Karachi’s Mominabad area and recovered three children from the custody of culprits.
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The suspects have been identified as Waheed Baloch, Hafeez and Iqbal. It further stated on the instructions of SSP West, the police team headed by SHO Mominabad Asif Munawar arrested Waheed Baloch, a main suspect of the case and other of his accomplices from the areas.
Citing the initial investigation police disclosed the suspects confessed that they used to force the kidnapped children to attempt robberies and begging in different parts of the metropolis.