Death toll rises to 40 in Karachi violence

KARACHI: After the loss of 30 lives on Wednesday in a new upsurge in violence in the Karachi, another 10 people were killed and dozens others injured on Thursday, taking the death toll to 40 in last three days.Nine more people were gunned down in Gulistan-e-Jauhar, Garden and other areas of the city on night between Wednesday and Thursday, a Private TV Channel claimed.The Channel quoted Police sources as saying three people were shot dead near Makki Masjid and Zoo in Garden area. Some unidentified armed men opened firing at a taxi in Gulistan-e-Jauhar, killing 2 people.

A Person was gun downed in Baldia town. Three people were killed near Perfume Chowk in Gulistan-e-Jauhar.A man was shot dead and seven injured in Sarjani town while unidentified armed men injured two in Shah Faisal colony and Nazimabad.The areas which remained tense due to violence include Orangi Town, Qasba Colony, Katti Pahari, Aligarh Colony, Bukhari Colony, Gulshan-e-Iqbal, Baldia Town, Rasheedabad and Gulshan-e-Hadeed.Although the government claimed to have sent further reinforcements of police and Rangers to the affected areas, law-enforcement personnel failed to quell the violence. – Onlinenews