Fresh violence engulfs 10 lives in Karachi, south Pakistan

14:09, July 21, 2010      

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At least 10 people were shot dead during the past 24 hours in a fresh wave of violence in Pakistan's southern port city of Karachi, local media reported on Wednesday.

Karachi's district police chief Amir Sheikh confirmed the reports saying that people were killed in Gulistan-e-Jauhar, Al- Falah, Landhi, Malir and Korangi areas.

Police are still trying to ascertain the real cause of killing which had mainly been concentrated in the eastern part of the 15- million-inhabitant largest commercial and residential center of Pakistan.

However, most of the victims of the sniper firing were said to be associated with different political parties struggling to dominate the economic and commercial resources of Karachi, which generates some 65 percent revenue of the country.

During the past few months a prolonged gang war in Lyari area of Karachi took over a dozen of lives. The local watchers believe that crime rate has gone up far beyond the expectations in the ever expanding metropolis. Attempts of snatching cars and cell phone at gun point have rise at an alarming rate and the ratio of deaths in such incidents is over 70 percent.

Source: Xinhua


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