Fresh layer of target killing erupted in Karachi

Karachi March 22, 2019: Renowned religious scholar Mufti Mohammad Taqi Usmani survived an assassination attempt as unidentified gunmen opened fire on two vehicles in Karachi.

This incident happened at Gulshan e iqbal, Nipa, where four assailants on two motorcycles fired at the car, Civic (BKE-748) model 2018, in which two people heavily injured, Mufti Taqi Usmani kept unharmed in this attack.

Meanwhile on second vehicle Moulana Shahabullah is critically injured and under treatment at Jinnah Hospital. A passer-by was also injured as Moulana Shahabuddin’s car hit him during the attack.

Moulana Shahabullah was going to Bait-ul-Mukarram masjid for Jumma prayer while on way four assailants on two motorcycles fired at the car, a Toyota Corolla 2007 model registered in the name of Darul Uloom Korangi, from both sides at least eight times and fled.

There is only one incident in which three people have martyred, two guards and a driver.

“Investigations are underway. A Sindh police officer embraced martyrdom in protecting Moulana Sb,” IG Sindh Kaleem Imam said.

Governor Sindh Imran Ismail in a media talk said, “Mufti Taqi Usmani had been receiving threats for some time. He had reported that he had been receiving threats and his security had to been increased.”

“Hopefully we will arrest the suspects by this evening,” he added.



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