Two Military Police officials shot dead in Karachi

KARACHI: Two Military Police (MP) official were killed on Tuesday after their vehicle was fired upon by unidentified gunmen near Tibet Centre on MA Jinnah road.

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.

AIG Mushtaq Meher told Dawn that two Military Police personnel were fired at by masked gunmen. A 9mm pistol was used in the attack, he said.

DIG South Dr Jamil told journalists that the two masked attackers opened indiscriminate fire on the military jeep and fled the scene. He confirmed that only two military personnel were present in the vehicle at the time of attack.

The police official said that four to five bullet casings had also been collected from the scene.

The two attackers, riding motorcycles, immediately fled the scene, which is near the Preedy Police Station, said eye witnesses.

A view of the vehicle attacked.
A view of the vehicle attacked.
The wounded personnel were shifted to Civil Hospital for treatment.

Security officials have cordoned off the area while forensic officials have reached the spot to collect evidence that will aid the investigation.

The bodies were later shifted to PNS Shifa.

The area was partially sealed.

Sindh Chief Minister Qaim Ali Shah has taken notice of the attack, ordering an immediate investigation. Sindh Police Inspector General (IG) Ghulam Hyder Jamali also visited the site of the attack.

The Pakistan Army Military Police (MP) is the law-enforcement branch of the army and are responsible for maintaining law and order with in the army. All branches of the armed forces have their own branch of police.

MA Jinnah road is a major artery of the metropolis and is usually congested during the day.


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