KARACHI: Police on Monday found three unidentified bullet-riddled bodies, dumped near Northern Bypass of the city, ARY News reported.
According to Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Malir Rao Anwar, the bodies were found near a police outpost. A pamphlet of proscribed outfit Ansar-al-Sharia has also been found alongside the bodies which read the deceased were involved in targeted killing of police volunteer force personnel.
The note further read that the deceased were wrongly using the militant organization’s name to carry out attacks on police officials and today they were shot dead in ‘revenge killing’.
However, the identity of victims could not be ascertained immediately.
Last week on August 18, a personnel of police volunteer force was martyred while another sustained bullet injuries near the Northern Bypass when unidentified armed assailants, riding on motorcycle, opened fire on them.
The police had then said both volunteers were heading towards their residence after their routine duty when targeted.
The incident was third within a month as on July 24, one traffic police personnel martyred while another injured when unidentified armed assailants opened fire on them on Abul Hassan Ispahani road of the metropolis.
Earlier on July 21, three policemen were martyred when armed assailants targeted their vehicle in Korangi area of Karachi.
The unidentified armed assailants on motorcycles opened fire on a vehicle of Awami Colony Police Station in Korangi area, leaving two policemen and a 10-year old kid dead on the spot. Another cop was injured during the gun attack who succumbed to his wounds in the hospital during medical treatment.
Earlier on June 23, four policemen were martyred in a gun attack in Karachi’s SITE area when they were breaking fast near Siemens Chowrangi.