Two Military Police Personnel Shot Dead in Karachi
KARACHI: At least two Military Police (MP) personnel were shot dead on Tuesday after the vehicle they were travelling in was fired upon by unidentified gunmen near Tibet Centre on MA Jinnah road of Karachi.
Reports suggested that the assailants were skilled marksmen as both personnel killed suffered head shots from a close range.
AIG Mushtaq Meher told media that two Military Police personnel were fired upon by masked gunmen when they were standing near their parked vehicle. A 9mm pistol was used in the attack, he said.
Senior medico-legal officer (MLO) Dr Nisar Shah of Civil Hospital said one of the military personnel, Rashid, was declared dead on arrival at the hospital. The second, Arshad, succumbed to his injuries while receiving treatment at the hospital.
Arshad was a Havildar while Rashid was a Lance Naik with the Pakistan Army's Military Police.
The wounded personnel were suppose to go to PNS Shifa for treatment but were taken to Civil Hospital amid emergency, where doctors confirmed one dead and the other to be in critical condition. Later it was reported that the one critical also succumed to his wounds and embraced martyrdom.
The bodies were later shifted to PNS Shifa.
The two attackers, riding motorcycles, immediately fled the scene, which is near the Preedy Police Station, said eye witnesses. The vehicle of military police personnel was fired at while four officials were present in the car.
Security officials have cordoned off the area while forensic officials have reached the spot to collect evidence that will aid the investigation.
One suspicious person has been taken into custody.
The area has been partially sealed.
Sindh Chief Minister Qaim Ali Shah has taken notice of the attack, ordering an immediate investigation.
MA Jinnah road is a major artery of the metropolis and is usually congested during the day.
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