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Six killed in violence in Pakistan's Karachi

Posted on Jun 17 2014 | IANS

Islamabad, June 17 : At least six people, including two suspected militants, were killed in incidents of violence in Pakistan's southern port city of Karachi Tuesday, police said.

Nasir Aftab, senior superintendent police, said that two suspected militants were killed during a joint operation launched by Anti Violence Crime Cell (AVCC) and police in Sohrab Goth area of Karachi in the early hours of Tuesday morning, Xinhua reported Tuesday.

Six militants were preparing explosives in a house to attack polio eradication teams, when police raided and fired at the militants, killing two of them. Four others escaped from the house.

A policeman also sustained injuries during the clash and was shifted to a nearby hospital.

Aftab said that police have seized 10 kg of explosives, two hand grenades and detonators during the operation.

A woman was killed in firing by armed men in Gulshan-e-Iqbal area.

Police said the woman was shot down by land mafia over some land dispute, and they have arrested seven suspects.

In other incidents, body of a 28-year-old woman was recovered from Orangi Town while one dead each was found from Lea Market and New Karachi areas.

Another man was shot dead in firing by unidentified gunmen in North Nazimabad area of the city.

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