MQM leader Rashid Godil targeted in Karachi shooting
KARACHI: Muttahida Qaumi Movement leader Rashid Godil was critically wounded after unidentified armed men opened fire at his vehicle near his residence in Karachi's Bahadurabad area on Tuesday, DawnNews reported.
Gulshan SP Abid Qaimkhani told Dawn that unidentified motorcycle-riding armed men intercepted Godil's vehicle and fired eight 9mm bullets after identifying the Muttahida leader.
Godil was travelling with his driver and a family member when the attack took place.
Hospital sopurces said that the MQM leader suffered five bullets wounds on his chest, head and arm. Details of the family member's condition are not known.
Fear and panic gripped the city as markets and shops closed down their businesses in different areas after the attack.
The MQM leader was shifted to a nearby hospital where his condition was stated as critical owing to excessive loss of blood. He underwent surgery at a private hospital following which the MQM leader was put on the ventilator, according to hospital sources.
Hospital sources said that Godil's driver, who was also injured in the incident, succumbed to his wounds during treatment.
MQM leader Syed Ali Raza Abdidi tweeted that Godil's condition was stable and wished a speedy recovery of the wounded leader.
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