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Two killed, five injured as extortionists open fire on trader in Lyari

KARACHI: Two people were killed and five others were injured when alleged extortionists opened fire on a trader in Lyari area, ARY News reported on Tuesday.

According to police, the incident occurred at an eatery near Ali Hotel in Baghdadi area of Lyari. The gangsters has sent a note to a local builder demanding extortion amount.

Raees Khan, the son of a local builder Rozie Khan was shot dead after refusal to pay the extortion amount.

Another person identified as Mubeen was also killed in the incident, but police cannot confirm if he was a passerby or among the gang war members.

Two women riding a rickshaw and three other customers at the eatery were also injured in the firing. Police said the injured also belong to Lyari area.

The injured have been identified as Rubina, Sajah, Bobby and Salam were among the injured. They have been admitted to Civil Hospital where they were administered first aid.

Inspector General Police A.D. Khowaja has taken notice of the incident and sought a detailed reported from SSP City Court and directed to arrest the culprit.

Home Minister has also taken notice of the incident and sought a report from IGP and called for further action. Police and Rangers are conducting an operation to apprehend the gangsters.

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