Policeman martyred in attack

A 23-year-old cop was martyred by unidentified assailants in an attack in Federal B Area’s Block 11 on Friday. SHO Majid Alvi of the Gulberg police station told The News that the law enforcer was targeted near Ghausia Masjid, Landi Kotal Chowrangi, at 8:10am.

Acting on information provided by residents, police attended the scene and took the injured man to the Abbasi Shaheed Hospital, where doctors pronounced him dead on his arrival. With the help of the service card found on him, the victim was identified as Police Constable Shakir Ahmad.

The cop was in plain clothes at the time of the attack and was deployed at the office of the District Central SSP. Police contacted the victim’s family, and they confirmed that Shakir had left the house to attend office.

A medico-legal examiner said in his report that the police constable was hit by two bullets, one each in his head and right shoulder. He added police found empty cartridges of a 9mm pistol at the crime scene which they…

Original published: 2018-01-13 05:00:00 Read the full Karachi News here

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