Nine people killed in firing and grenade attacks in Karachi, 50 suspects arrested
Karachi, August 13(ANI): At least nine people were killed and over 16 vehicles torched in different incidents of violence in Karachi as all major markets in the city remained closed following the strike call by Sindh nationalist parties against the restoration of Sindh Local Government Ordinance 2001.
All Sindhi-speaking localities of the city remained in the grip of fear after intense aerial firing and burning of tiers on roads on Friday night, the Dawn reports.
Miscreants suspended traffic in Orangi Town after pelting vehicles with stones, while some motorcyclists were beaten up and at least six bikes torched in the limits of Pirabad police station.
The police launched a crackdown following an incident of firing of armed men in Empress Market area on Friday evening, in which a man had died and two persons injured.
The police also raided various localities and arrested over 50 suspects, recovering arms from them.
The whole city remained in grip of tension and very thin attendance was observed in offices, educational institutions and hospitals. (ANI)
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