KARACHI: At least five people have been killed and scores injured including two policemen in the incidents of violence and riots linked to the call of strike against energy crisis by some political groups here on Friday morning. Meanwhile, unidentified miscreants have set five trucks on fire near Al-Asif square here in metropolis.
Several incidents of firing in areas including Al-Asif, Quaidabad, Sohrab Goath, Malir, Maripur, superhighway, Mosamyat Chowrangi and many others have been reported after the dawn. A man has been shot dead near Mosamyar roundabout, another man has been gunned down in Malir 15. A man has been shot and injured in Quaidabad area, media reports confirmed.
A number of miscreants have come out on superhighway and blocked the traffic after setting on fire five trucks, which left five men injured including two police personnel. Later, miscreants resorted to aerial firing to trigger panic among people and ran rampage after blocking the highway at Al-Asif.
More than seven people have been injured and five have been killed so far in incidents of violence and firing across metropolis since dawn, a private TV channel reported. Police and law enforcement agencies including Rangers have reached the places of riots and started bringing the situation to normalcy. Injured are being shifted to Civil, Jinnah and other hospitals for medical treatment