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Policeman killed, another wounded in Saddar attack

Policeman killed, another wounded in Saddar attack

KARACHI: A policeman was killed and another wounded in an armed attack in the Saddar area on Tuesday, officials said.

They said the two policemen signalled four men on two motorbikes to stop on main Daudpota Road near Jehangir Park, but they fired at them and rode away.

“The firing left both policemen wounded. They were moved to the Civil Hospital Karachi where Muhammad Ibrahim, 40, died,” said Preedy SHO Inspector Amjad Kaliar.

“Muhibullah, 33, is out of danger and being treated at the health facility.”

He said the victim policemen were posted at the Garden headquarters and were deputed in the Saddar area a few days ago on security duty that included assistance to the traffic police and Karachi Metropolitan Corporation staff in their anti-encroachment operation in parts of Saddar.

Meanwhile, Sindh Home Minister Suhail Anwar Siyal took notice of the incident and sought a report from the DIG-South.

“The minister also announced Rs2 million compensation to be paid to the heirs of the deceased policeman. One of his children would be given a job in the police department,” said a spokesman for the home minister.

Published in Dawn, August 26th, 2015

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