3 security guards gunned down inside furniture company in KarachiPakistan
KARACHI: Three security guards were shot dead in Karachi’s Ibrahim Hydery area Friday evening, according to police and hospital officials.
Unknown gunmen stormed a furniture factory near Bhittai Colony at around 4:30 pm and attacked the guards, said Sukhan DSP, Rao Iqbal.
Two of them died on the spot while a third person succumbed to his wounds later on, added the officer.
Two victims belonged to the Hindu community, said the DSP.
The police official said the attackers also took away the guards’ weapons before fleeing, adding that two guards were attacked at the main gate while the third was killed in a room.
The factory was closed on the occasion of Independence Day.
Dr. Seemin Jamali of Jinnah Post-Graduate Medical Centre said the guards had been brought to the hospital dead.
The Sukhan DSP said the murders did not appear to be related to a robbery bid, adding that investigators were probing why the deceased were targeted.
The police identified the deceased as Usman, 20, and two Hindu community members: Popat, 40, and Tulsi.