A seminary administrator was among seven people killed on Monday as violence continues to plague the metropolis. According to police, attackers sprayed bullets on the car of Maulana Mohammad Ismail at Abul Hassan Isfahani Road and killed him on the spot. He was the administrator of Madarasa Ahsan-Ul-Uloom.
After the incident, panic gripped the area and angry protesters set many vehicles including an ambulance on fire at Gulshan Chowrangi and pelted stones that disrupted the traffic on the adjoining roads.
Due to the tense situation in the area, shops and businesses were closed after which security forces arrived in the area to control the situation. Police resorted to shelling to disperse the crowd and arrested several persons from the scene.
In Bilal Colony area of Orangi, unknown gunmen opened fire and killed Inspector Hidyatullah.
Meanwhile two unidentified bodies were recovered near the Sohrab Goth police check-post.
Two brothers who belonged to a political party were also killed in a firing incident near Sabir Chowk in the Orangi area of Karachi.
Another person was killed during a firing incident at Al-Asif Square.