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Knifeman kills one, wounds nine in Polish mall

WARSAW: A 27-year-old Polish man on Friday knifed a woman to death and injured nine others in a busy shopping centre in the southern city of Stalowa Wola. The attack, which police said did not appear to be terrorism-related, happened at around 3:00 pm local time before shoppers apprehended the knifeman and handed him over to officers. "The man acted irrationally, stabbing people in the back. One of the wounded women died. Nine other injured people were hospitalised," police said in a statement. Officers said the…

Court seeks explanation on police failure to arrest mysterious knifeman

KARACHI: The Sindh High Court (SHC) on Monday issued notices to home secretary, provincial police chief and others to explain whether a mysterious knifeman who has stabbed more than a dozen women in the metropolis has been arrested. A petition was filed in the court seeking its directives for the authorities to hand over the task of arresting the knife attacker to the Rangers and Federal Investigation Agency (FIA). After initial hearing today, the court issued notices to the official respondents to submit their replies…

Police claim arrest of ‘Karachi knifeman’ in Mandi Bahauddin

GUJRANWALA: The infamous knifeman – who has carried out over a dozen assaults on women in Karachi – has been arrested from Mandi Bahauddin city of Punjab, police sources claimed. According to the sources, the police acted swiftly after receiving an intelligence tip-off about his presence. Officials have identified the knife-wielding suspect as Waseem, who has been shifted to an undisclosed location for an interrogation. The suspect will be brought to Karachi for further interrogation, sources said. However, the…

Woman injured, police deny ‘knife assault’ claim at Hyderi

KARACHI: A woman on Friday has allegedly been stabbed with a sharp-edged tool in Hyderi neighbourhood of the metropolis after a brief suspension in a spate of knife assaults. The alleged attack has been carried out near Al-Fatah park of Hyderi area. The victim has been identified as Shehrina w/o Ghulam Asghar. The immediate relatives of the victim have approached concerned police station in Hyderi to register a FIR. However, the police claimed that the woman received an injury as a motorcycle hit her while denying the…

Women recoil from Gulistan-e-Johar markets amid ‘knife attacks’ fear

KARACHI: The commercial activities in Gulistan-e-Johar have dreadfully affected over past two weeks as a sense of fear persistently gripped residents in the neighborhood after the mysterious knifeman still believes to be at large. As many as 15 women were stabbed in a span of two weeks in Gulshan Town of the city. Most of these victims came under attacks in Gulistan-e-Johar and adjacent areas. The Law Enforcement Agencies (LEAs) are still clueless about the motive behind these attacks and the prime suspect. So…

Hunt for Karachi knifeman handed over to CTD: sources

KARACHI: The ongoing hunt for the knifeman – who has so far stabbed over a dozen women in Karachi – has been handed over to the Counter-Terrorism Department (CTD), police sources said. The mystery still surrounds the motive behind the knife assaults on women, besides the number of attackers involved in the assaults as Chief Minister Sindh Murad Ali Shah on Friday claimed a major clue had been found in connection with Karachi knife attacks. The chief minister said that police was investigating to get to the core of the…