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Six dead bodies found near shrine in Karachi

January 8, 2014 at 1:00 am | News Desk

Shrine-killing

KARACHI: Police have found dead bodies of six men with their throats slit have been found near a shrine on the outskirts of Karachi on Tuesday.

The corpses were lying near the shrine of Ayub Shah Bukhari. Three of the dead worked at the shrine while the others were frequent visitors. The killed persons were identified as Munawar, Abid, Ramzan and Salim.

Police said a note reading “Stop visiting shrines — from the Pakistani Taliban” was found at the scene along with a bloodstained knife.

But senior police officer Amir Farooqi voiced caution over the note, he would not draw any conclusions until further investigation.

Police have detained some suspects and sent the bloodstained knife for forensic tests.

Karachi, Pakistan’s economic hub, has been plagued for years by ethnic, political, sectarian and criminal violence.

Meanwhile, two security guards were killed by robbers during a broad daylight bank heist in Karachi.

Police said some armed robbers entered a private bank located in Korangi area and tried to hold the bank staff hostage on gunpoint.

The bank security guards resisted foiling the robbers’ attempt, however, the robbers opened fire and killed one of the guards on the spot and injured another, before fleeing from the scene with hundreds of thousands of rupees in first bank heist of the year 2014.

The wounded security guard later succumbed to injuries on way to hospital.

Police arrived at the scene at least half-an-hour after the robbery. Investigations were underway.

(Image Courtesy: SAMAA TV)

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